The Bakuda are also known as the Bayala Bakuda. Most of them live in India's southern states of Karnataka and Kerala. Though they speak their own language called Tulu, most also speak the main languages of the state they live in. (In Karnataka, people speak Kannada, and in Kerala, people speak Malayalam).
Their eating habits aren't good; they cook with coconut oil and drink unhealthy alcoholic beverages like arrack and toddy. Unlike many Hindu groups, the Bakuda allow for the remarriage of widows and divorcees. Most are landless, so they are more likely to work in government services or as laborers. Development programs have helped to ease their poverty.
Pray that the Bakuda people will see their spiritual poverty and come to the Christ who can make them spiritually rich.
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||7|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Tulu (6,400 speakers)|
|Language Code||tcy Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Tulu|
Primary Language: Tulu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1842-1912)|
|New Testament||Yes (1847-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Tulu|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|