Giddikki in India

Joshua Project has identified the Giddikki only in India

Population

93,600

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The Giddidki were traditionally fortune-tellers and alms-collectors, but now the selling of aluminum utensils and plastic boxes forms their main occupation. A few own land and are engaged in cultivation. There are also vegetable vendors, cycle repairers, collectors of old bottles, and daily-wage laborers among them. All males are given equal shares in the family property, while the eldest son succeeds as the head of the family. Their traditional community council, the latikuta, deals with cases such as adultery, theft, and intercommunity marriage. They mainly worship Durga, Lakshmi, Eswara, and Siddeswar. Thulajapur is their sacred center.

Ministry Obstacles

The Hindu Giddikki have little concept of a creator God, someone who stands outside his creation, yet is knowable as a person. A radical change in understanding is required.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for prayer warriors to be raised up to pray for the many, many unreached communities of India. Pray the Giddikki community will not be overlooked as people pray.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Giddikki community have reported themselves as Christians to the Indian census. There is a possibility of a few secret believers, but Christ is almost completely unknown among this people group. Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of many to know they need forgiveness for their sin, and that forgiveness is available through the person and work of Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Giddidki community will be able to gain new skills to become more employable, and for a rising literacy rate.

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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Giddikki
People Name in Country Giddikki
ROP3 Code 112107
Joshua Project People ID 16831
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 93,600
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Gondili, Pingle,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Konkani, Goan 62,850 Kannada 25,795 Marathi 3,855
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Giddikki
Ethnic Code CNN25j
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Photo Source: COMIBAM / Sepal
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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