Hakki Pikki in Sri Lanka


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Sri Lanka census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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Introduction / History

The Hakki Pikki tribe traditionally lived in remote areas where they managed to find enough food and materials for clothing to survive. As their South Asian homelands in southern India and Sri Lanka become more congested, they are being moved to other areas where they must learn to live very different lives.


Where Are they Located?

Most live in India where they are battling to have their own farmland and identity after being removed from their homes in the forest. A smaller number live in Sri Lanka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Almost all the information about this group has to do with their lives in southern India, but we can infer that those who live in Sri Lanka face some of the same challenges. Small tribes that have lived off the land for generations are having a very difficult time adjusting to being moved off their land and into either urban or farming areas.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Hakki Pikki are officially Hindus, but because of their tribal background, they are probably more devoted to their traditional gods than to those of the Hindu pantheon. However, it should be noted that Hinduism allows for the flexibility of worshiping other spirit beings. Hinduism does not have the same structure and foundational beliefs of either Christianity or Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hakki Pikki people in Sri Lanka probably need help in adjusting to the modern world of advanced farming techniques.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Hakki Pikki in Sri Lanka.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Hakki Pikki people of Sri Lanka teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Hakki Pikki families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Hakki Pikki families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Hakki Pikki family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  
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People Name General Hakki Pikki
People Name in Country Hakki Pikki
World Population 26,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bagri; Chigaribetegar; Gaypardhi; Guvvalollu; Guvvalulu; Haranshikari; Kurivikkaran; Kuruvikaran; Longoti Pardhi; Melshikari; Nakkala; Narikorava; Narikoravar; Narikurava; Oachikorava; Osi Korava; Phase Pardhi; Pittalollu; Pittalulu; Pusalollu; Vaghri; Waggai; हक्की पिक्की
People ID 16932
ROP3 Code 112234
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Central
800
Uva
200
Sabaragamuwa
100
Western
100
Southern
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Central 800
  Uva 200
  Sabaragamuwa 100
  Western 100
  Southern 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Telugu (1,200 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Telugu (1,200 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
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 Telugu
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 Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price
Film / Video The Story
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
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 Sri Lanka census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2020  Philipose Vaidyar  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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