Kandu in India


Population
2,468,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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  

People Name General Kandu
People Name in Country Kandu
Population in India 2,468,000
World Population 2,608,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Halwai, Kadu, Kanu, कंदू
People ID 17080
ROP3 Code 112418
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: 8
Largest States
Bihar (2,156,000) Uttar Pradesh (181,000) Jharkhand (81,000)
West Bengal (49,000) Odisha (200) Maharashtra (100)
Andaman and Nicobar (100) Manipur (80)
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: 8
Bihar (2,156,000) Uttar Pradesh (181,000)
Jharkhand (81,000) West Bengal (49,000)
Odisha (200) Maharashtra (100)
Andaman and Nicobar (100) Manipur (80)
Primary Language: Hindi (1,225,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (793,000) Maithili (201,000) Magahi (64,000)
Bengali (39,000) Kanauji (17,000) Angika (6,400)
Bagheli (500) Awadhi (200) Odia (200)
Surjapuri (40)
Primary Language: Hindi (1,225,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 11
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (793,000) Maithili (201,000)
Magahi (64,000) Bengali (39,000)
Kanauji (17,000) Angika (6,400)
Bagheli (500) Awadhi (200)
Odia (200) Surjapuri (40)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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 Hindi Bible stories
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 Fathers 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 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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
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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