Relli in India

The Relli 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

The term "relli" means a kind of grass in the Telugu language, and the traditional occupation of the Relli community was to gather and sell grass. At present, the Relli sell fruits and seeds and also involved in other occupations, including street sweeping and scavenging. They are a Scheduled Caste in Andhra Pradesh. The community includes a few social subdivisions and each of these includes several clans. They historically have not sent girls to school, and boys often study only up to primary level due to economic reasons. The Relli are an oppressed, suppressed, and depressed people. They are Hindu, but several have become Christians.


Ministry Obstacles

Most of the Relli people live in Andhra Pradesh. Efforts have been made in this state to re-convert Dalits back to Hinduism from Christianity.


Outreach Ideas

Christians can minister to low caste groups such as the Relli in various humanitarian ways. These efforts can help earn the respect and trust necessary to receive the Gospel message.


Prayer Focus

Several hundred Relli have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Pray the Lord will send teachers who can instruct them accurately in the ways of the Lord. Please pray these low caste individuals will gain self respect as well as respect from those communities around them. Pray that parents will see the importance of providing a good education for their children, and that they will be able to afford this education.


Scripture Prayers for the Relli in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Relli
People Name in Country Relli
Population this Country 147,000
Population all Countries 147,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Chachati; Orsachandi; Relli Chachadi; Sachandi; Sachchari; Sachdev; Sapiri; Sapris; Sapru; रेल्ली
People ID 17962
ROP3 Code 113451
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 11
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
134,000
Odisha
9,100
Telangana
3,000
Jharkhand
200
Delhi
200
West Bengal
200
Puducherry
100
Tamil Nadu
100
Karnataka
80
Gujarat
40
Assam
30
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 11
  Andhra Pradesh 134,000
  Odisha 9,100
  Telangana 3,000
  Jharkhand 200
  Delhi 200
  West Bengal 200
  Puducherry 100
  Tamil Nadu 100
  Karnataka 80
  Gujarat 40
  Assam 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (120,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Telugu
28,000
Primary Language Odia (120,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 28,000
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.95 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.03 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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