The Vetam live in Tamil Nadu. Vetan means hunter as that is what they were but not many of them hunt now. They speak, read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarians. Hinduism is their religion.
The Vetan have cousin marriages and they are mostly monogamous. Divorce is allowed and the bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property. On death, the oldest one is cremated while the others in the family are buried.
The Vetan do fortune telling and work in agriculture. They have a community council to look after them. They believe in education and use modern medicine and family planning.
* Scripture Prayers for the Vetan (Hindu traditions) in India.
* Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials lead them to salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christians lead them to Jesus Christ.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Vetan (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Vetan (Hindu traditions)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Malai Vedan; Mali Vedan; Valmikulu; Vedan; Vedar; Veduvan; Veduvar; Vettuva Vellala; Vettuvan Vellala; वेतन|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Tamil (33,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||tam Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Tamil
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1715-1998)|
|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||General Ministry Resources|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Finding Peace|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Tamil|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|