Adi Andhra in India


Population
1,243,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Adi Andhra are a Scheduled Caste in India. They have a somewhat low literacy level, so the gospel may need to be given in oral form too. Many live in Andhra Pradesh.

In Karnataka the Adi Andhra speak Telugu. They are not vegetarians and they eat pork and beef. Rice is a main cereal. They prefer cross-cousin marriages. Women are involved in finances and agriculture. The Madiga subgroup mends leather shoes. The Mala subgroup weaves cloth. Education is available for boys.

In Tamil Nadu the Adi Andhra speak Telugu and Tamil. Most are sweepers and scavengers. The Christians among them observe Hindu festivals and marry Hindus. Education is for boys and girls.

In Orissa the Adi Andhra speak Telugu, Oriya and Hindi. Some of them drive carriages and others are laborers. They are mostly Hindus but there are among them some Christians.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Adi Andhra Christians get a good knowledge of the Bible.
* Pray that the Adi Andhra Christians will bring the others to Jesus Christ.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Adi Andhra
People Name in Country Adi Andhra
Population in India 1,243,000
World Population 1,243,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 24
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
1,039,000
Tamil Nadu
87,000
Karnataka
77,000
Odisha
11,000
Kerala
10,000
Telangana
8,400
Puducherry
5,200
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 1,039,000
  Tamil Nadu 87,000
  Karnataka 77,000
  Odisha 11,000
  Kerala 10,000
  Telangana 8,400
  Puducherry 5,200
  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 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 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 Anonymous  
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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