Chalvadi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chalvadi only in India
Population
212,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The traditional occupations of this Scheduled Caste were carrying carcasses and working as village servants. They used to remind the Lingayat Bania about the full moon and new moon days of the month, so that the latter could perform the necessary rites to Lord Shiva. More recently, they are engaged as wage labourers in agricultural operations and some are employed in government service. Some of their deities are Durgamma, Mariyamma, Hanumantha, Yellamma and Huligamma. They accept water and cooked food from all communities except the Madar and Dhor. The 1981 census shows their literacy rate as 22%.


Ministry Obstacles

The low literacy rate will be an obstacle if the good news of Christ comes to this community only in written form.


Outreach Ideas

Much prayer is needed to prepare hearts to understand and receive the Gospel message. Teams of workers relating and explaining stories from scripture can partially overcome the low literacy rate.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few followers of Jesus Christ within this community, and they need our prayers. Pray they will consistently clothe themselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience, and will represent Christ well.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this low caste community will be able to increasingly educate their children, find improved employment situations, and see their standard of living rise in years ahead.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Chalvadi
People Name in Country Chalvadi
Population in India 212,000
World Population 212,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Calwadi, Chalavadi, Channayya, Mala, चलवादी
People ID 16566
ROP3 Code 111757
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 11
Largest States
Karnataka (202,000) Maharashtra (4,800) Gujarat (1,700)
Andhra Pradesh (1,600) Goa (1,500) Tamil Nadu (400)
Telangana (300) Kerala (300) Delhi (100)
Rajasthan (20) Odisha (10)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 11
Karnataka (202,000) Maharashtra (4,800)
Gujarat (1,700) Andhra Pradesh (1,600)
Goa (1,500) Tamil Nadu (400)
Telangana (300) Kerala (300)
Delhi (100) Rajasthan (20)
Odisha (10)
Primary Language: Kannada (188,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 9
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (7,600) Marathi (3,200) Gujarati (1,700)
Konkani, Goan (900) Tamil (500) Telugu (500)
Tulu (500) Mewari (20)
Primary Language: Kannada (188,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 9
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (7,600) Marathi (3,200)
Gujarati (1,700) Konkani, Goan (900)
Tamil (500) Telugu (500)
Tulu (500) Mewari (20)
Primary Language: Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: COMIBAM / Sepal  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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