Vellalan Virakodi in India

Vellalan Virakodi
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Vellalan Virakodi
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 133,000
World Population: 133,000
Primary Language: Tamil
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.79 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Vellala live in Tamil Nadu. They speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

The Vellala like cousin marriages. There are birth and marriage rituals. Divorce is allowed. The divorced and bereaved can marry again. The dead are cremated or buried.

The Vellala work in agriculture. Hinduism is their religion. They have a caste council to look after them. They believe in education for boys and girls and use family planning. There are political leaders at village level.

Prayer Points

Pray that council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.

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