Gangakula in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gangakula only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kabbaliga come from Karnataka in India. The Gaurimakkalu who are a division of the Kabbaliga live in Mysore. They speak, read and write in Kannada. They are not vegetarians and eat Jowar as their main cereal.

The Kabbaliga prefer cross cousin marriages. Marriage is at the home of the bride. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father and the oldest son takes charge of the home. There is a birth pollution period. They bury the dead and have a death pollution period too.

The Kabbaliga usually do not own land. They fish and work in agriculture and some work in government services. Others are teachers and doctors for example and there are self-employed among them too. Boys go to college after school but girls do not. The Kabbaliga use modern medicine and family planning.

Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel materials will be used to bring the Kabbaliga to Salvation.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gangakula
People Name in Country Gangakula
Population in India 1,392,000
World Population 1,392,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ambiga, Bhoi, Gam Naik, Gamvakkal, Gangabigur, Gangamakkalu, Gangaputra, Gangauda, Gangemakkalu, Gaurimata, Gowrimatha, Kabbali, Kabbera, Kahar, Kharia, Koli
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Gangakula
Ethnic Code CNN23a
People ID 16785
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (1,268,000) Tamil Nadu (69,000) Maharashtra (28,000) Andhra Pradesh (11,000)
Goa (7,700) Telangana (4,500) Kerala (2,100) Delhi (800)
Gujarat (300) Madhya Pradesh (60) Chhattisgarh (30)
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (1,268,000) Tamil Nadu (69,000)
Maharashtra (28,000) Andhra Pradesh (11,000)
Goa (7,700) Telangana (4,500)
Kerala (2,100) Delhi (800)
Gujarat (300) Madhya Pradesh (60)
Chhattisgarh (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kannada (1,307,000) Telugu (20,000) Konkani, Goan (20,000) Konkani (11,000)
Tulu (8,700) Tamil (1,000) Malayalam (60)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 1,307,000 Telugu 20,000
Konkani, Goan 20,000 Konkani 11,000
Tulu 8,700 Tamil 1,000
Malayalam 60
For Primary Language: Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Kannada Film / Video
Kannada Bible stories Audio Recordings
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Kannada Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Steve Evans   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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