Kadu Kuruba in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kadu Kuruba only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kadu Kuruba live in Karnataka in India. They have lived in the forest regions. They speak in the Kannada language. In Kannada, Kadu means forest and Kuruba means tribal community.

The Kadu Kuruba are Hindus. They worship their deity in a stone. They believe the stone nourishes the soil and the plants. Stone worship is linked to worshipping images of Shiva, a Hindu god. They worship ancestors also.

In the past they were regarded as great soldiers and had kingdoms. In the early nineteen seventies they were evicted from the forests and made to live on the border. They have no case legally in having land to live on for themselves and are socially excluded from others.

Prayer Points

* Pray that their problems in society will lead the Kadu Kuruba to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christians will come to them in love.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kadu Kuruba
People Name in Country Kadu Kuruba
Population in India 110,000
World Population 110,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Betta Kadu, Betta Kuruba, Kadu, Kuruba
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Kadu Kuruba
Ethnic Code CNN23a
People ID 18780
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 (99,000) Tamil Nadu (12,000)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (99,000) Tamil Nadu (12,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kannada (97,000) Tamil (5,200) Marathi (4,100) Telugu (2,000)
Tulu (300) Malayalam (200) Konkani (90) Urdu (70)
Konkani, Goan (50) Hindi (30) Kodava (20) Gujarati (20)
Oriya (10) Gondi, Southern English Bhili
Panjabi, Eastern Halbi
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 97,000 Tamil 5,200
Marathi 4,100 Telugu 2,000
Tulu 300 Malayalam 200
Konkani 90 Urdu 70
Konkani, Goan 50 Hindi 30
Kodava 20 Gujarati 20
Oriya 10 Gondi, Southern 10
English 0 Bhili 0
Panjabi, Eastern 0 Halbi 0
For Primary Language: Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League 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
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Kannada Film / Video
Kannada Bible stories Audio Recordings
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Kannada 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 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.26 %
0.08 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.65 %

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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