Konda Reddi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Konda Reddi only in India

Population

153,000

Christian

1.1%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar


Introduction / History

The Reddy are a prominent community of Karnataka. They can also be found in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa and Maharashtra. However, traditionally the Reddy belong to the fourth of the Hindu Varnas, Sudra. One section of the Reddy is called Kapu which means guardian.

The majority of the Reddy communities are non-vegetarian, and all the communities take rice as their staple cereals. Jowar, wheat, bajra and ragi are the other cereals for them.

The Reddy community have social divisions such as clans, lineage, subcastes and sects. These social divisions regulate marital alliances. They speak the Kannada and Telugu languages.

Among the Reddy people, cross-cousin marriages of both types are allowed. Widow remarriage is not permitted. Being a dominant community, the Reddy have been primarily landlords and landholders. Social control is regulated through traditional caste and village councils.

The traditional occupation of most of the Reddy groups is settled cultivation, followed by animal husbandry and labour. Both men and women smoke a homemade cheroot (chutta) which results a high incidence of mouth and throat cancer.

They are Hindu by faith and worship many deities. Their main festivals are Ugadi, Akshade and Dussehra. They play bhajans and kirtans.

Alternate names: Reddy, Kapu, Akutota, Desai, Dommari, Guruda, Illela, Kuruva, Musugu, Nadi Taram, Panta, Sajjana, Renati, etc.


Prayer Points

* For the salvation of the Reddy people and that God may send several Christian workers to work among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.
* Pray for the Reddy Christians to reach out to their own people.
* Pray that their men and women may give up smoking



Profile Source: India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar Copyrighted ©: Yes Used with permission
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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 Konda Reddi
People Name in Country Konda Reddi
ROP3 Code 112669
Joshua Project People ID 17291
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 153,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Ganjama Reddi, Kondareddi, Pandava Reddi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 126,671 Tamil 25,387 Kannada 1,080 Gujarati 783
Hindi 735 Urdu 434 Koya 393 Oriya 350
Malayalam 225 Marathi 67 Kuvi 32 Bengali 25
English 3 Kolami, Northwestern 1 Gondi, Southern 1
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Konda Reddi
Ethnic Code CNN23d
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
1.1%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
98.76%
Islam
0.09%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.03%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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