Telugu in Kuwait


Population
600
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The peoples of India have managed to go to other parts of the world to make their mark, and Telegu speakers are no exception. Telegu refers to a Dravidian (southern Indian) language spoken mainly in India's states of Andhra Pradesh and Telegana, where it is the official language. Early inscriptions in Telegu date back to 575AD, and literary works started in the 11th century. From the mid 1700s until India became a sovereign nation in 1948, this part of India was ruled in part by monarchs, but ultimately controlled by the British Raj. Hyderabad, as the princely state was then called, was among the most prosperous princely states of India. It is still one of India's most prosperous states. Still, some Telegus with a good education can make even more money by going to Kuwait.


Where Are they Located?

There are a small number of Telegu speakers in Kuwait, mostly located in Kuwait City.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Indians who go abroad for work are professionals. In Kuwait you will find businessmen, accountants, and doctors among the Telegu speaking community. Others take on blue-collar jobs in construction or the oil industry. Their women often work as domestic servants in private homes. Even though they are far from home in a Muslim land, Telegu speakers will keep good contact with their families and friends in southern India.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most are Hindus who look to their gods to provide them with prosperity and good fortune. They celebrate all the Hindu festivals. The dates of these festivals vary depending on the Hindu calendar, which is lunar.

Surprisingly, there is a large Telegu speaking church and Bible school in Kuwait, a solidly Muslim nation.


What Are Their Needs?

Telegu women need protection in the workplace, something that will not happen until there is a worldview change on the part of the Kuwaitis who view them as subhuman.


Prayer Points

* Pray for protection for Telegu women who are at the mercy of their employers.
* Pray for Telegu speaking believers to have so much joy, peace, love, and patience that their Kuwaiti employers will want the same spiritual blessings, which only come from a relationship with Christ.
* Pray for Telegu speakers to begin Disciple-Making movements among other South Asian peoples and among the Kuwaiti majority.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15324/SA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15324/BA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telugu_people
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S6toUO4-rY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFVaS99tAUU
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=11808
http://tcckuwait.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5I1jNfT_QA
http://www.indiansinkuwait.com


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Telugu
People Name in Country Telugu
Population in Kuwait 600
World Population 779,800
Total Countries 11
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Andhra, Telegu, Tolangan
People ID 15324
ROP3 Code 109930
Country Kuwait
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Kuwait
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Telugu (600 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (600 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1854-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
89.00 %
Islam
4.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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