Kandu in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kandu (or Halwai) are traditionally a business community that sold parched grain. There are about 250-300 lineages among them, and each lineage is identified by a name. Though they live in other parts of India, they are especially numerous in Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

A regional council, known as the Vaisya Abha, looks after the welfare of the community as a whole. A Hindi-speaking Brahmin performs the role of the priest for this community.

They are strictly vegetarian, and the prohibit alcoholic drinks. The Kandu tend to live in extended families.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kandu people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

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


Prayer Points

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 spiritual understanding.

Pray Christian believers among the Kandu will be devoted to one another in brotherly love, honoring one another above themselves.

Please pray for a movement to Christ among the Kandu people in each country where they reside.

The light of the gospel needs to shine strongly in this group. It will take loving Christian believers to go to them. Pray for this to happen soon.


Scripture Prayers for the Kandu in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandu


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-04-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-09-04
People Name General Kandu
People Name in Country Kandu
Pronunciation kan-DOO
Population this Country 2,790,000
Population all Countries 2,954,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 56
Alternate Names Halwai; Kadu; Kanu; कंदू
People ID 17080
ROP3 Code 112418
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 9
Largest States
Bihar
2,415,000
Uttar Pradesh
207,000
Jharkhand
91,000
West Bengal
56,000
Odisha
300
Andaman and Nicobar
200
Maharashtra
200
Manipur
80
Meghalaya
70
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 9
  Bihar 2,415,000
  Uttar Pradesh 207,000
  Jharkhand 91,000
  West Bengal 56,000
  Odisha 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 200
  Maharashtra 200
  Manipur 80
  Meghalaya 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (1,203,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
785,000
Maithili
210,000
Magahi
72,000
Bengali
42,000
Kanauji
17,000
Angika
11,000
Bagheli
500
Odia
300
Awadhi
200
Surjapuri
40
Primary Language Hindi (1,203,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 785,000
  Maithili 210,000
  Magahi 72,000
  Bengali 42,000
  Kanauji 17,000
  Angika 11,000
  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  (1835-2019)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.96 %
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 (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more