Sale Mala in India

The Sale Mala have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Mala Sale are a scheduled caste, meaning that they have low to average standing as a Hindu community. They live in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. They are not vegetarians but they do not eat beef and pork.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They were weavers but cultivation is now their main work. Most of them are very poor. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. They use both traditional and modern medicines. The Mala Sale often marry their cousins.


What Are Their Beliefs?

As Hindus they depend on the gods and spirit beings whom they believe will provide them with protection and favor.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mala Sale community needs to seek and find the only Savior so they can experience His abundant life.


Prayer Points

Pray for intercessors and workers to faithfully adopt the Mala Sale people. Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only Savior. Pray for a powerful disciple making movement to Christ. Pray for them to understand that the Lord can provide for all of their physical and spiritual needs.


Scripture Prayers for the Mala Sale in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mala Sale
People Name in Country Mala Sale
Natural Name Sale Mala
Population this Country 158,000
Population all Countries 158,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Nethakani; Netkani; माला साले
People ID 17674
ROP3 Code 113117
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Telangana
156,000
Maharashtra
500
Karnataka
300
Tamil Nadu
200
Andhra Pradesh
200
Puducherry
80
Delhi
80
Odisha
10
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Telangana 156,000
  Maharashtra 500
  Karnataka 300
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Andhra Pradesh 200
  Puducherry 80
  Delhi 80
  Odisha 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (134,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Marathi
200
Primary Language Telugu (134,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 200
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Story Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.46 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.54 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more