Giddikki in India

Joshua Project has identified the Giddikki only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



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 72,000
World Population 72,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gondili, Pingle
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Giddikki
Ethnic Code CNN25j
People ID 16831
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:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (56,000) Goa (17,000)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (56,000) Goa (17,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest 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
For Primary Language: Konkani, Goan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1821-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1999)
Complete Bible Yes   (2006)
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Gods Simple Plan General
Jesus Film: view in Konkani, Goan Film / Video
Online Scripture / Portions 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
0.00 %
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: 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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