Giddikki in India


Joshua Project has identified the Giddikki only in India

Population

94,200

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Giddikki
People Name in Country Giddikki
Population in India 94,000
World Population 94,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gondili, Pingle
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Giddikki
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Konkani, Goan (47,000) Kannada (22,000) Marathi (2,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Konkani, Goan 47,000 Kannada 22,000
Marathi 2,200
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1821-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1999)
Complete Bible Yes   (2006)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture / Portions
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Konkani, Goan
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Gods Simple Plan
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

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 %
Photo Source: COMIBAM / Sepal  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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