Viramushti in India

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Viramushti
Photo Source:  Veeramusti 
Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Viramushti
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 42,000
World Population: 42,000
Primary Language: Telugu
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Veeramushti have cousin marriages. Divorce and marrying again are allowed but permission needed. There are birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried in a sitting position.

On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They are Hindus.

The traditional work of the Veeramushti is related to acrobatics. Most of them are laborers now. They have a council of elders to look after them. They have a nomadic lifestyle and have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

The Veeramushti in Orissa are mostly vegetarians. They too have a low level of education, that is due to poverty.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that they will not live in poverty.

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