Bakuda in India


Joshua Project has identified the Bakuda only in India

Population

11,400

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Bakuda are also known as the Bayala Bakuda. Most of them live in India's southern states of Karnataka and Kerala. Though they speak their own language called Tulu, most also speak the main languages of the state they live in. (In Karnataka, people speak Kannada, and in Kerala, people speak Malayalam).

Their eating habits aren't good; they cook with coconut oil and drink unhealthy alcoholic beverages like arrack and toddy. Unlike many Hindu groups, the Bakuda allow for the remarriage of widows and divorcees. Most are landless, so they are more likely to work in government services or as laborers. Development programs have helped to ease their poverty.

Pray that the Bakuda people will see their spiritual poverty and come to the Christ who can make them spiritually rich.



People Name General Bakuda
People Name in Country Bakuda
Population in India 11,000
World Population 11,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Aivattukuladavaru, Bakadra, Bayalu, Kusala
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asian, other
People Name General Bakuda
Ethnic Code CNN23z
People ID 16306
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kerala (6,800) Karnataka (3,800) Tamil Nadu (800) Pondicherry (100)
Telangana (60) Odisha (50) Goa (10)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kerala (6,800) Karnataka (3,800)
Tamil Nadu (800) Pondicherry (100)
Telangana (60) Odisha (50)
Goa (10)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tulu (6,400) Malayalam (2,800) Kannada (1,700) Tamil (500)
Konkani, Goan (90) Telugu (80) Marathi (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tulu 6,400 Malayalam 2,800
Kannada 1,700 Tamil 500
Konkani, Goan 90 Telugu 80
Marathi 30
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1842-1912)
New Testament Yes   (1847-2000)
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tulu
General Got Questions Ministry

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 %
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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