Adi Andhra in India


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Introduction / History

The Adi Andhra are a Scheduled caste of people living in south India. A Scheduled caste means that they are disadvantaged and victims of past discrimination. The Indian government provides guaranteed places in education and public jobs for them. As of 2001 only about 60% of the Adi Andhra could read and write at a basic level.

Today most Adi Andhra are still landless, rural farm workers. Some also work as street sweepers, village watchmen and in the leather trade. Some women work as domestics.

Beginning in the 20th century the Adi Andhra and other Dalit peoples started a reform movement to gain human rights and economic opportunities. The movement continues today. A small group of Adi Andhra has gained an education and become professionals. Some Adi Andhra have moved to cities to work in industry, improve their status and have their children attend school.

The main language of the Adi Andhra is Telegu.


Where Are they Located?

The Adi Andhra like their name suggests live the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Some also live in the nearby states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The lives of the rural Adi Andhra are very challenging even by Indian standards. Often they are without electricity, access to clean water, indoor plumbing and modern medical care. They work in the fields from sunup to sunset with little hope for a better life. Their children must work in the fields to help support the family.

The Adi Andhra are endogamous, that is they marry within their clan. Young people frequently marry their cousins. Families arrange the marriages. Sons inherit what little property they own.

Unlike most Hindus, the Adi Andhra will eat any type of meat they can obtain. The major portion of their diet is rice and any vegetables and fruit they can afford. Meat is a luxury for special occasions.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The vast majority of Adi Andhra is Hindu, the national religion and culture of India. They worship and serve the numerous gods of the Hindu pantheon. The Adi Andhra give attention to the Hindu goddesses who they believe can protect them from epidemics, evil spirits and famine. The Adi Andhra participate in the yearly Hindu holidays of Holi, the festival of colors, Diwali, the festival of lights and Navratri, the nine-day celebration of autumn.

A few Adi Andhra are Buddhists, Sikhs and Christians.


What Are Their Needs?

The Adi Andhra need to hear the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ in the way they can understand. They need help with their physical needs such as clean water and a regular source of healthy food. They need new business and educational opportunities so they can break out of their lives of poverty and hardship.


Prayer Points

* Pray the Lord sends Christian teachers, businesspersons and medical personnel to help the spiritual and physical needs of the Adi Andhra.
* Pray the Adi Andhra see the love of Christ in the lives of those Christian workers.
* Pray that God provides training for the Christian Adi Andhra and that they share the good news of Christ with their brothers and sisters.


References

censusindia.gov.in/Tables Published/SCST/dh_sc_andhra.pdf
peoplegroups.org/explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=49197#topmenu


Profile Source:   David Kugel  

People Name General Adi Andhra
People Name in Country Adi Andhra
Population in India 1,253,000
World Population 1,253,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 25
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Achhut, Adi Hindu, Adi Jambavulu, Arundhatiyar, Chakkilian, Chamar, Jambavulu, Madiga, Mala, Panchama, आदि आंड्रा
People ID 16162
ROP3 Code 111264
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh
1,048,000
Tamil Nadu
87,000
Karnataka
78,000
Odisha
11,000
Kerala
10,000
Telangana
8,400
Puducherry
5,300
Maharashtra
2,500
Delhi
700
West Bengal
600
Jharkhand
500
Assam
400
Gujarat
400
Chhattisgarh
200
Andaman and Nicobar
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  Andhra Pradesh 1,048,000
  Tamil Nadu 87,000
  Karnataka 78,000
  Odisha 11,000
  Kerala 10,000
  Telangana 8,400
  Puducherry 5,300
  Maharashtra 2,500
  Delhi 700
  West Bengal 600
  Jharkhand 500
  Assam 400
  Gujarat 400
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (1,215,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Tamil
12,000
Kannada
7,700
Malayalam
2,100
Odia
2,000
Konkani
80
English
60
Other People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (1,215,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 12,000
  Kannada 7,700
  Malayalam 2,100
  Odia 2,000
  Konkani 80
  English 60
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
Bible-NT Text 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 Father's 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 Unknown)
3.90 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.10 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source David Kugel  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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