Kui, Kuvi Khond in Bangladesh






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kui people are very simple people with an immense sense of community. They have educated among them who live in more urban areas but primarily dwell in thick jungle and are not easily accessable.

Where Are they Located?

Many Kui are located in Kandhamal Disctrict, Orissa.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are early risers tending to their crops and animals. Those who are still steeped in idolatry and hinduism ritualistically worship many statues. They often fear their gods who require sacrifice or will impute punishment. They live in huts made from a mixture of dung and mud with thatched roofs. Cooking is done over open flame and is primarily made of rice and dhal. Families all live in one room and those who are more wealthy may have one charpi or rope twined bed. There is no indoor plumbing or running water. Their education is brief and many children are illiterate. They have very few material possessions.

What Are Their Beliefs?

For many Kui in the Kandhamal district, they have come to salvation through Jesus Christ. In December 2008, they suffered intense persecution losing the lives of many pastors to martyrdom and burning of their homes and churches. The saints are eager to dwell in the teaching of the word, practice vibrant worship and deeply love Jesus. Those who have been redeemed are beautiful, kind, humble and evangelistic believers.

What Are Their Needs?

Currently, women in these tribals have not been nearly as educated or trained in the word of God. There is a great need to equip the saints with solid teaching so they might further penetrate their Hindu surrounding culture. Pastors need tools such as vehicles, computers, bicycles and support to reach these deep jungles to bring the Gospel. Primarily they need prayer since they are still persecuted with physical attacks from violent Hindu neighbors.

Prayer Points

The Kui people do not have government or police protection since they are Hindu also. The worship of Jaganath and Kali deeply blinds the unbelievers. The believers choose obedience to Christ at great cost. Please pray for laborers to be thrust into this field. Many believers are sacrificing all they have to continue the advance of the kingdom and need our financial and spiritual support to give them the strength they need.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kui Khond
People Name in Country Kui, Kuvi Khond
Population in Bangladesh 5,200
World Population 1,892,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Desaya, Dongria, Jatapu, Kandh, Kandha, Khond, Kodho, Kodi, Koduhu, Kodulu, Kond, Kondh, Kondh Sitha, Kondpan, Kondu, Kui, Kuttiya, Nanguli, Samantha, Samanthal, Tikir, Tikiria, Yemity Khond
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gond
People Name General Kui Khond
Ethnic Code AUG06z
People ID 19065
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sylhet (5,000) Rangpur (100) Khulna (20)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sylhet (5,000) Rangpur (100)
Khulna (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kuvi (3,500) Sylheti (900) Bengali (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kuvi 3,500 Sylheti 900
Bengali 200
For Primary Language: Kuvi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1916-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1987)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Kuvi Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
11.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
84.53 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
4.36 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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