Kui Khond in India






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  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-30
People Name General Kui Khond
People Name in Country Kui Khond
Population in India 1,887,000
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 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:  15  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (1,681,000) Andhra Pradesh (96,000) Assam (60,000) Tripura (20,000)
Chhattisgarh (13,000) Jharkhand (5,800) Bihar (2,400) Telangana (1,900)
Maharashtra (1,700) Madhya Pradesh (1,500) Arunachal Pradesh (1,500) West Bengal (1,300)
Delhi (600) Tamil Nadu (100) Karnataka (40)
Total States on file:  15  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (1,681,000) Andhra Pradesh (96,000)
Assam (60,000) Tripura (20,000)
Chhattisgarh (13,000) Jharkhand (5,800)
Bihar (2,400) Telangana (1,900)
Maharashtra (1,700) Madhya Pradesh (1,500)
Arunachal Pradesh (1,500) West Bengal (1,300)
Delhi (600) Tamil Nadu (100)
Karnataka (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  67  (up to 20 largest shown)
Oriya (975,000) Kui (469,000) Pengo (91,000) Bhatri (87,000)
Assamese (46,000) Hindi (34,000) Bengali (26,000) Telugu (20,000)
Chhattisgarhi (17,000) Gadaba, Bodo (9,600) Koya (5,600) Kuvi (4,000)
Santhali (3,900) Munda (2,100) Duruwa (1,700) Savara (1,200)
Marathi (1,100) Bodo Parja (1,100) Panjabi, Eastern (1,000) Kurux (900)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Oriya 975,000 Kui 469,000
Pengo 91,000 Bhatri 87,000
Assamese 46,000 Hindi 34,000
Bengali 26,000 Telugu 20,000
Chhattisgarhi 17,000 Gadaba, Bodo 9,600
Koya 5,600 Kuvi 4,000
Santhali 3,900 Munda 2,100
Duruwa 1,700 Savara 1,200
Marathi 1,100 Bodo Parja 1,100
Panjabi, Eastern 1,000 Kurux 900
For Primary Language: Oriya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1815-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Oriya Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) 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 %)
15.49 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
84.15 %
0.03 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
0.31 %

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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