Vanniyan Pala Ekiri in India

Vanniyan Pala Ekiri
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Vanniyan Pala Ekiri
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 30,000
World Population: 30,000
Primary Language: Telugu
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Vanniyan
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Ekere or Pala Ekiri live in Andhra Pradesh and speak, read and write in Telugu, the language of that state.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Ekere work in agriculture, some as cultivators and some as day laborers. They have a council to look after their interests. They are partly educated, so the gospel may need to be given in oral form. The Ekere practice cross-cousin marriages and are monogamous. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new head of the family.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Unlike most Hindu peoples, the Ekere bury their dead.

What Are Their Needs?

The Ekere people need to live like to the full. They can only do this by learning to submit to Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points

Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and open the door for a movement to Christ. Pray for spiritual hunger and a thirst for righteousness. Pray for faithful intercessors and workers.

Text Source:   Keith Carey