Giddikki in India

Joshua Project has identified the Giddikki only in India
Population
74,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Giddidki were traditionally fortune-tellers and alms-collectors, but now the selling of aluminum utensils and plastic boxes forms their main occupation. A few own land and are engaged in cultivation. There are also vegetable vendors, cycle repairers, collectors of old bottles, and daily-wage laborers among them. All males are given equal shares in the family property, while the eldest son succeeds as the head of the family. Their traditional community council, the latikuta, deals with cases such as adultery, theft, and intercommunity marriage. They mainly worship Durga, Lakshmi, Eswara, and Siddeswar. Thulajapur is their sacred center.


Ministry Obstacles

The Hindu Giddikki have little concept of a creator God, someone who stands outside his creation, yet is knowable as a person. A radical change in understanding is required.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for prayer warriors to be raised up to pray for the many, many unreached communities of India. Pray the Giddikki community will not be overlooked as people pray.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Giddikki community have reported themselves as Christians to the Indian census. There is a possibility of a few secret believers, but Christ is almost completely unknown among this people group. Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of many to know they need forgiveness for their sin, and that forgiveness is available through the person and work of Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Giddidki community will be able to gain new skills to become more employable, and for a rising literacy rate.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Giddikki
People Name in Country Giddikki
Population in India 74,000
World Population 74,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Gondili, Pingle, गिद्दिक़्क़ी
People ID 16831
ROP3 Code 112107
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 2
Largest States
Karnataka
(57,000)
Goa
(17,000)
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 2
  Karnataka (57,000)
  Goa (17,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Konkani, Goan (11,000 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Konkani
(35,000)
Kannada
(23,000)
Marathi
(2,200)
People Groups Speaking Konkani, Goan
Primary Language Konkani, Goan (11,000 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Konkani (35,000)
  Kannada (23,000)
  Marathi (2,200)
People Groups Speaking Konkani, Goan

Primary Language:  Konkani, Goan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1821-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1818-1999)
Bible-Complete Yes   (2006)
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 Online Scripture / Portions
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Konkani, Goan
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Gods Simple Plan
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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