Konda Reddi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Konda Reddi only in India

Population

154,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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 ©   Used with permission  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-24
People Name General Konda Reddi
People Name in Country Konda Reddi
Population in India 154,000
World Population 154,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ganjama Reddi, Kondareddi, Pandava Reddi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Konda Reddi
Ethnic Code CNN23d
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
Telugu (127,000) Tamil (25,000) Kannada (1,100) Gujarati (800)
Hindi (700) Urdu (400) Koya (400) Oriya (400)
Malayalam (200) Marathi (70) Kuvi (30) Bengali (30)
English (Unknown) Kolami, Northwestern (Unknown) Gondi, Southern (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 127,000 Tamil 25,000
Kannada 1,100 Gujarati 800
Hindi 700 Urdu 400
Koya 400 Oriya 400
Malayalam 200 Marathi 70
Kuvi 30 Bengali 30
English 0 Kolami, Northwestern 0
Gondi, Southern 0
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
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
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture International Bible Society
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-24

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.76 %
Islam
0.09 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.03 %
Photo Source: Etnopedia   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
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