Bandi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bandi only in India

Population

9,970

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)



People Name General Bandi
People Name in Country Bandi
Population in India 9,970
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Baandhi, Bande, Bandekar, Bhandari, Gbandi, Kad Havik, Kad Konkan, Konkan Devadiga, Lander, Mondi, Mondiwar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Bandi
Ethnic Code CNN25d
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada (6,000) Konkani, Goan (1,700) Tamil (1,400) Telugu (800)
Konkani (90) Tulu (70) Malayalam (60) Urdu (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 6,000 Konkani, Goan 1,700
Tamil 1,400 Telugu 800
Konkani 90 Tulu 70
Malayalam 60 Urdu 0
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%
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