Pattariyan Sali in India

The Sali Pattariyan 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 Sali are a group of people who live across south India. Their name means "weaver." Their traditional occupation has been that of weaving silk and cotton. The Sali are known for producing beautiful silk saris. In some Indian states the Sali are a Scheduled Caste, which means they are entitled to special benefits in education and public employment. They have a couple of subgroups, including the Pattariyas.


Where Are they Located?

The Pattariya Sali community is located in the southernmost parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Sali still engage in their ancient profession of weaving, dyeing and designing clothes in silk, cotton and other fibers. Some work in factories that produce cotton clothing. Others work in agricultural as laborers on others' land.

The Sali are endogamous, that is they marry within their caste. Cousin marriages are common. Adult marriages are the rule with families arranging the marriages with the consent of the young persons. Brahman priests officiate at important life rituals. The dead are both cremated and buried.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Pattariya Sali people are Hindu, which means that they can potentially worship any one of millions of local gods. Hindus look to their gods not for direction or love, but for protection and favors.


What Are Their Needs?

There are thousands of firm believers in Kerala and Tamil Nadu who can take Christ to this Hindu people group.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Sali Pattariyan in India.

* Pray for the Pattariya Sali culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Pattariya Sali family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Pattariya Sali people.
* Pray that soon the Pattariya Sali people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the Savior.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18002/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saliya
facebook.com/swakul.sali.jiveshwar.pune.india/posts/1229879847063330
pattusali.in


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sali Pattariyan
People Name in Country Sali Pattariyan
Natural Name Pattariyan Sali
Population this Country 3,300
Population all Countries 3,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Adaviyar; साली पत्तारियाँ
People ID 21228
ROP3 Code 118050
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 2
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
1,800
Kerala
1,500
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 2
  Tamil Nadu 1,800
  Kerala 1,500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (1,700 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
1,300
Telugu
300
Kannada
60
Primary Language Tamil (1,700 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 1,300
  Telugu 300
  Kannada 60
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1727-2016)
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
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 LUMO film of Gospels
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 Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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


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