Kammara in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kammara only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kammara are important tribes in Kerala. They also live in parts of East and West Godavari, Srikakulam, Viziananagaram and Visakhapatnam regions.

The Kammara are also called Konda Kammara and Ojas. They speak in a native language. They have connections with the Malayam, Tamil and Telugu languages, for example. They keep their culture and traditions.

The Kammarans have good relations with other Kerala tribes and share in agriculture with them. They are blacksmiths and carpenters. They are also involved in cultivation. They gather food too. Theirs is a rural economy.

The Kammara have animist beliefs. There are a number of them who follow other religions like Hinduism. Some are Christians and Buddhists also. They worship gods such as Gangalamma and Sankudevata. Festivals and occasions such as Chaitrapurab and Gangalamma Panduga are celebrated with tribal songs and folk dancing. They have new crop eating festivals and ceremonies. Other local tribes join them when it is festival time.

Marriage is done with the agreement of the families of the boys and girls. They wear colorful clothing during weddings and social events. Kammara women wear saris that are bright in color. They have colored flowers too. They have braided and twisted hair and have their noses pierced also.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kammara
People Name in Country Kammara
Population in India 123,000
World Population 123,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kammalar, Kammari, Kammiyan, Kommula, Konda Kammara, Ozulu, Vojali
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Kammara
Ethnic Code CNN23d
People ID 17214
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:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh (63,000) Odisha (37,000) Chhattisgarh (21,000) Karnataka (13,000)
Telangana (2,000) Tamil Nadu (1,200) Pondicherry (200) Uttar Pradesh (200)
Kerala (200) West Bengal (50)
Total States on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh (63,000) Odisha (37,000)
Chhattisgarh (21,000) Karnataka (13,000)
Telangana (2,000) Tamil Nadu (1,200)
Pondicherry (200) Uttar Pradesh (200)
Kerala (200) West Bengal (50)
Languages & Dialects on file:  22  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telugu (75,000) Oriya (25,000) Chhattisgarhi (15,000) Kannada (13,000)
Hindi (4,000) Kui (1,200) Tamil (900) Kuvi (600)
Marathi (600) Pengo (600) Koya (200) Tulu (200)
Kurux (200) Malayalam (200) Bhatri (100) Bengali (50)
Gujarati (40) Panjabi, Eastern (30) Duruwa (20) Sanskrit
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 75,000 Oriya 25,000
Chhattisgarhi 15,000 Kannada 13,000
Hindi 4,000 Kui 1,200
Tamil 900 Kuvi 600
Marathi 600 Pengo 600
Koya 200 Tulu 200
Kurux 200 Malayalam 200
Bhatri 100 Bengali 50
Gujarati 40 Panjabi, Eastern 30
Duruwa 20 Sanskrit 10

For Main Lanugage: Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.28 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.68 %
0.02 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
0.00 %

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

Copyright © 2015 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.