Bandi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bandi only in India

Population

9,900

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

Most of the Bandi people live in India's southern states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In the latter state, they are called Banda, meaning "rock." They claim the status of Sudras, the lowest of the four caste levels. Traditionally they have worked as village servants. They did a variety of odd jobs from cleaning copper pots to pounding rice, to collecting firewood to cleaning floors. Today they are more likely to be involved in agricultural work or to work for the government. Few own land. They are dependent on moneylenders, which means that they are not likely to get out of debt or poverty. However, they are fortunate enough to have electricity and well water in their communities.

Pray that the Bandi people will soon encounter the Risen Christ.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)



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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 Bandi
People Name in Country Bandi
ROP3 Code 114927
Joshua Project People ID 19009
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 9,900
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Baandhi, Bande, Bandekar, Bhandari, Gbandi, Kad Havik, Kad Konkan, Konkan Devadiga, Lander, Mondi, Mondiwar,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 5,999 Konkani, Goan 1,660 Tamil 1,394 Telugu 822
Konkani 85 Tulu 70 Malayalam 57 Urdu 1
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Bandi
Ethnic Code CNN25d
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.95%
Islam
0.05%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
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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