Vettiyan people have developed into four lineages from four brothers, and one common ancestor.
This Hindu community lives in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India.
Vettiyan people live in colonies of land divided between 33 households. This division identifies them. Each household is named after a god whom they worship and venerate within their homes. They are not well accepted among other castes for various cultural reasons. Their name means “to cut or chop,” which alludes to their agricultural work. An alternate definition is “digger,” referring to their work as grave diggers. They have a head man who guards the community from thieves.
Vettiyan people are completely Hindu in their religion. There are no Christians among them.
Vettiyan people have many needs, their most serious being spiritual. They are very poor and disrespected, suffering every related deficiency within their culture. Basic needs are perhaps open doors of opportunity for those who would be sent by God’s Holy Spirit to reach people of peace who would welcome Bible resources in Tamil, their spoken language.
* Scripture Prayers for the Vettiyan in India.
* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Vettiyan people for Jesus and that in God’s sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Vettiyan families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Vettiyan people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Vettiyan people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Vettiyan|
|People Name in Country||Vettiyan|
|Population this Country||400|
|Population all Countries||400|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Adi Dravida; वेटटियाँ|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
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|