Adi Karnataka in India

The Adi Karnataka have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

Adi Karnataka people are a scheduled caste that originated from Karnataka. They are also known as Balagai. They speak the Kannada and Tamil languages.


Where Are they Located?

The Adi Karnatakas live in Mysore in Karnataka and the Nilgiri region of Tamil Nadu state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They have sub groups, and they do not marry outside their group.

Adi Karnataka are laborers, some are land owners working in agriculture, carpentry, and for the government. They are educated, but their literacy level is not high. Women do the housework and do some paid work to help to support their families.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Adi Karnataka people are Hindu by religion and worship many gods. There are many forms of Hinduism each with their own deities and beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

Nearly all Adi Karnataka people are Hindus, and their culture is locked into Hindu ways. Someone needs to show them how to make Jesus Christ central in their lives.

They need open hearts to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.

Bible resources exist in Hindi, but Adi Karnataka people remain unreached.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Adi Karnataka people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of the loving Father's blessings.
* Pray they will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know the truth of God's Word.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among them, leading them to love Him with their whole being.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to anoint Adi Karnataka families, especially the children and youth, and to raise up a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses of Christ's mercy and love.


References

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


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Adi Karnataka
People Name in Country Adi Karnataka
Population in India 3,714,000
World Population 3,714,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 74
Alternate Names Adiwasi, Balagai, Holaya, Holeya, Madiga, आदि कर्नाटका
People ID 16166
ROP3 Code 111268
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 15
Largest States
Karnataka
3,662,000
Tamil Nadu
39,000
Maharashtra
7,300
Andhra Pradesh
2,500
Kerala
1,800
Telangana
1,300
Delhi
500
Goa
80
Madhya Pradesh
70
Gujarat
70
Puducherry
60
Haryana
40
Chhattisgarh
30
Odisha
30
Dadra and Nagar Have
20
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 15
  Karnataka 3,662,000
  Tamil Nadu 39,000
  Maharashtra 7,300
  Andhra Pradesh 2,500
  Kerala 1,800
  Telangana 1,300
  Delhi 500
  Goa 80
  Madhya Pradesh 70
  Gujarat 70
  Puducherry 60
  Haryana 40
  Chhattisgarh 30
  Odisha 30
  Dadra and Nagar Have 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (3,445,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Telugu
233,000
Tulu
14,000
Tamil
6,800
Konkani
6,000
Konkani, Goan
1,100
English
900
Bellari
500
Malayalam
Primary Language Kannada (3,445,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 233,000
  Tulu 14,000
  Tamil 6,800
  Konkani 6,000
  Konkani, Goan 1,100
  English 900
  Bellari 500
  Malayalam 10
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1831-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
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 Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.57 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
4.79 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
94.60 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.03 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
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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