The Sillekyatha people are impoverished nomads.
The Sillekyatha people live almost exclusively in Karnataka.
They are famous for their all-night puppet show, tattoos and quilts. Fishing is an important way for them to obtain food.
The Sillekyatha people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.
The main yearly holidays of the Sillekyatha people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.
This Hindu people group needs the chance to respond to the claims of Jesus Christ who has victory and power over death. Like the rest of humanity, they need their sins forgiven by a Holy God.
* Scripture Prayers for the Sillekyatha in India.
* Pray for the Sillekyatha people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Sillekyatha people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Sillekyatha disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Sillekyatha communities.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Sillekyatha|
|People Name in Country||Sillekyatha|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bunde Besta; Chhetri; Gombe; Gombe Ramaru; Killekyata; Killiket; Killikyat; Marathi; Ramaru; सिल्लेकयता|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Kannada (33,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||kan Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Kannada
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1823-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Kannada|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Kannada|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||International Bible Society|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online New Testament (Bibles India)|