Kammara in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kammara only in India
Population
135,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kammara are important tribes in Kerala. They also live in parts of East and West Godavari, Srikakulam, Viziananagaram and Visakhapatnam regions.

The Kammara are also called Konda Kammara and Ojas. They speak in a native language. They have connections with the Malayam, Tamil and Telugu languages, for example. They keep their culture and traditions.

The Kammarans have good relations with other Kerala tribes and share in agriculture with them. They are blacksmiths and carpenters. They are also involved in cultivation. They gather food too. Theirs is a rural economy.

The Kammara have animist beliefs. There are a number of them who follow other religions like Hinduism. Some are Christians and Buddhists also. They worship gods such as Gangalamma and Sankudevata. Festivals and occasions such as Chaitrapurab and Gangalamma Panduga are celebrated with tribal songs and folk dancing. They have new crop eating festivals and ceremonies. Other local tribes join them when it is festival time.

Marriage is done with the agreement of the families of the boys and girls. They wear colorful clothing during weddings and social events. Kammara women wear saris that are bright in color. They have colored flowers too. They have braided and twisted hair and have their noses pierced also.


References

www.indianetzone.com/9/kammara_tribe.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kammara
People Name in Country Kammara
Population in India 135,000
World Population 135,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kammalar, Kammari, Kammiyan, Kommula, Konda Kammara, Ozulu, Vojali, कंमरा
People ID 17214
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: 10
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh (55,000) Odisha (38,000) Chhattisgarh (23,000)
Karnataka (14,000) Telangana (2,500) Tamil Nadu (700)
Puducherry (400) Uttar Pradesh (200) Kerala (60)
West Bengal (50)
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: 10
Andhra Pradesh (55,000) Odisha (38,000)
Chhattisgarh (23,000) Karnataka (14,000)
Telangana (2,500) Tamil Nadu (700)
Puducherry (400) Uttar Pradesh (200)
Kerala (60) West Bengal (50)
Primary Language: Telugu (67,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tel   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 21
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Odia (24,000) Chhattisgarhi (16,000) Kannada (13,000)
Hindi (4,200) Kui (1,200) Marathi (600)
Tamil (600) Kuvi (600) Pengo (600)
Kurux (200) Bhatri (100) Koya (100)
Bengali (100) Tulu (100) Malayalam (80)
Gujarati (50) Duruwa (20) Sanskrit
Punjabi, Eastern Urdu
Primary Language: Telugu (67,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 21
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Odia (24,000) Chhattisgarhi (16,000)
Kannada (13,000) Hindi (4,200)
Kui (1,200) Marathi (600)
Tamil (600) Kuvi (600)
Pengo (600) Kurux (200)
Bhatri (100) Koya (100)
Bengali (100) Tulu (100)
Malayalam (80) Gujarati (50)
Duruwa (20) Sanskrit (10)
Punjabi, Eastern (10) Urdu (0)
Primary Language: Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
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 The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.28 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.68 %
Islam
0.02 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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