Kaikadi in India

The Kaikadi have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Makadwale 3,600

Introduction / History

The Kaikadi are located mainly in the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Their language (also called Kaikadi) is a member of the Dravidian language family, associated with southern India. We know very little about their specific lifestyle and culture.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of India's population lives in rural areas and is engaged in some form of agricultural activity. Many are farmers barely growing enough to survive. The raising of livestock, particularly horned cattle, buffalo, horses, and mules is a central feature of the Indian agricultural economy. Because of Hindu influence, however, these animals are used almost exclusively as beasts of burden rather than sources of meat. Indian culture is primarily Hindu-oriented, and that affects the Kaikadi people. Many Hindu institutions, including the rigid caste (social class) system, have wide-ranging effects on Indian secular society. The word "caste" basically means breed, race or kind. Indian society is divided into hierarchical castes. We don’t know where the Kaikadi are in the caste system. There is a need for more research to clearly identify their needs and to develop strategies for reaching them with the gospel message.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kaikadi are predominantly ethnic religionists, following their own ancient traditions and religions. Their religion is primarily animistic; that is, they worship a variety of inanimate objects and spirits. Many of the Kaikadi are also involved in ancestor worship. They believe that the spirits of deceased ancestors are alive and need to be fed and tended. These spirits must be properly appeased or else they will become hungry and dissatisfied and turn into dangerous evil spirits. The influence of Hinduism is very strong among the Kaikadi, and many of their religious practices have become mixed with Hindu beliefs. To some Hindus, their religion is highly personal; to others, it is impersonal. While most Hindus worship Brahman (the creator), Shiva (the destroyer), Vishnu (the preserver), and the goddess Shaktri, they also worship a pantheon of other minor gods, their incarnations, spouses or offspring. A belief in reincarnation (continuous cycle of death and rebirth) is one of the few unifying features of Hinduism.


What Are Their Needs?

There is a need for full-time missionaries and Christian materials in their language if the Kaikadi people are going to be won to Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kaikadi in India.

Pray for workers to go to the Kaikadi people this decade. Pray for an abundant blessing of Kaikadi families and communities as they embrace Jesus Christ, the Lord of Lords. Pray for a movement to Christ that will enrich the Kaikadi community. Pray for spiritual openness to Jesus Christ that will not be hindered by the false belief in religious institutions rather than the person, Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kaikadi
People Name in Country Kaikadi
Population this Country 392,000
Population all Countries 392,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Alternate Names Dhontle; Erakala; Gadhwe Sonar; Kaikala; Kochi-Korva; Koracha; Korama; Korava; Korva; Korwa; Makadwale; Padlor; कैकड़ी
People ID 17047
ROP3 Code 112383
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Karnataka
243,000
Maharashtra
120,000
Tamil Nadu
23,000
Telangana
2,800
Andhra Pradesh
1,700
Goa
700
Odisha
500
Madhya Pradesh
300
Gujarat
200
Chhattisgarh
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Karnataka 243,000
  Maharashtra 120,000
  Tamil Nadu 23,000
  Telangana 2,800
  Andhra Pradesh 1,700
  Goa 700
  Odisha 500
  Madhya Pradesh 300
  Gujarat 200
  Chhattisgarh 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (205,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marathi
77,000
Kaikadi
27,000
Telugu
16,000
Hindi
3,600
Korwa
3,200
Konkani, Goan
1,900
Tamil
1,700
Konkani
1,100
Tulu
800
Malvi
400
Gujarati
200
Odia
200
Ahirani
70
Chhattisgarhi
30
Khandesi
20
Primary Language Kannada (205,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marathi 77,000
  Kaikadi 27,000
  Telugu 16,000
  Hindi 3,600
  Korwa 3,200
  Konkani, Goan 1,900
  Tamil 1,700
  Konkani 1,100
  Tulu 800
  Malvi 400
  Gujarati 200
  Odia 200
  Ahirani 70
  Chhattisgarhi 30
  Khandesi 20
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  (1827-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Bethany World Prayer Center 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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