Bakuda in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bakuda only in India
Population
12,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

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 

People Name General Bakuda
People Name in Country Bakuda
Population in India 12,000
World Population 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Aivattukuladavaru, Bakadra, Bayalu, Bayalu Bakuda, Kusala, बाकूड़ा
People ID 16306
ROP3 Code 111434
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Kerala
(7,200)
Karnataka
(4,000)
Tamil Nadu
(800)
Puducherry
(100)
Odisha
(80)
Telangana
(60)
Goa
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Kerala (7,200)
  Karnataka (4,000)
  Tamil Nadu (800)
  Puducherry (100)
  Odisha (80)
  Telangana (60)
  Goa (20)
Website South Asia Peoples

No people group map currently available. Use the above button to submit a map.


Ethnologue Language Map
Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Tulu (6,400 speakers)
Language Code tcy   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
(2,800)
Kannada
(1,700)
Tamil
(500)
Telugu
(100)
Konkani, Goan
(100)
Marathi
(40)
People Groups Speaking Tulu
Primary Language Tulu (6,400 speakers)
Language Code tcy   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam (2,800)
  Kannada (1,700)
  Tamil (500)
  Telugu (100)
  Konkani, Goan (100)
  Marathi (40)
People Groups Speaking Tulu

Primary Language:  Tulu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1842-1912)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1847-2000)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.39 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.61 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


Copyright © 2017 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.