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 139,000
World Population 139,000
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 (400) 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 (400) 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 Primary Language: Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles 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
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Telugu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
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) Audio Recordings
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

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