Silpi in India

Silpi
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People Name: Silpi
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 205,000
World Population: 208,300
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
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Introduction / History

The Viswakarma live in the south of Andhra Pradesh and migrated from Tamil Nadu. They speak, read and write in Tamil and Telugu. Hinduism is their religion. They are vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

The Viswakarma have cousin marriages. Widows and divorced women cannot marry again. The dead are buried.

The Viswakarma continue with their traditional work of being sculptors and carving idols. They may have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Some of the Viswakarma live in Karnataka.

Prayer Points

* Pray that they do not continue to make idols.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

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