Kandu in India


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Introduction

The Kandu (or Halwai) are traditionally a business community. A regional council, known as the Vaisya Abha, looks after the welfare of the community as a whole. They traditionally accept water and food from the higher castes as well as from communities of equal status. They are strictly vegetarian, and alcoholic drinks, as a rule, are prohibited. There are about 250-300 lineages among them, and each lineage is identified by a name. The Kandu tend to live in extended families. A Hindi-speaking Brahmin performs the role of the priest.


Ministry Obstacles

The Kandu people speak several languages, as do most communities in India. Each language subgroup may need its own church planting project.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray the youth of this community will discover Christian music and other resources on the internet and will listen, download, and view these resources with understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for those in this community who will someday come to Christ as savior. Pray they will be devoted to one another in brotherly love, honoring one another above themselves.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for this caste group in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan, as well as in India. The light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ needs to shine strongly in this group.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-18
People Name General Kandu
People Name in Country Kandu
Population in India 2,370,000
World Population 2,511,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 47
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Halwai, Kadu, Kanu, कंदू
People ID 17080
ROP3 Code 112418
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Kandu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups on file 7
Largest Subgroups
Gond
2,200
Kanaujia
2,200
Madhya Deshin
2,200
Baltiriya
0
Korancha
0
Madhesia
0
Maghahia
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Kandu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 7
  Gond 2,200
  Kanaujia 2,200
  Madhya Deshin 2,200
  Baltiriya 0
  Korancha 0
  Madhesia 0
  Maghahia 0
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Bihar
2,069,000
Uttar Pradesh
176,000
Jharkhand
78,000
West Bengal
47,000
Odisha
300
Andaman and Nicobar
100
Maharashtra
100
Manipur
70
Meghalaya
60
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Bihar 2,069,000
  Uttar Pradesh 176,000
  Jharkhand 78,000
  West Bengal 47,000
  Odisha 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
  Maharashtra 100
  Manipur 70
  Meghalaya 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (1,205,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
792,000
Maithili
201,000
Magahi
71,000
Bengali
40,000
Kanauji
17,000
Angika
8,500
Bagheli
500
Odia
300
Awadhi
200
Surjapuri
40
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (1,205,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 792,000
  Maithili 201,000
  Magahi 71,000
  Bengali 40,000
  Kanauji 17,000
  Angika 8,500
  Bagheli 500
  Odia 300
  Awadhi 200
  Surjapuri 40
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 %
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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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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