Kandra in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kandra only in India
Population
765,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kandra or Kondara are a scheduled caste in India. They are Hindus by religion. In Orissa they speak, read and write in Oriya. They are endogamous (meaning they prefer to marry within their group) and they work in cultivation. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form as well as written.

The Kandra also live in West Bengal. They fish and are laborers. They speak Bengali. Most of them do not own land. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

In Andhra Pradesh the Kandra speak Oriya and Telugu. They prefer cross-cousin marriages. Divorce is allowed. When the father dies the property goes to the sons and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. The dead are buried and cremated. Most of them do fishing for a living. They use modern medicines and do family planning.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Kandra dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation too.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kandra
People Name in Country Kandra
Population in India 765,000
World Population 765,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 16 to 19
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Kanda, Kandanara, Kandar, Kandara, Kodma, Kondara, Kondora, Kondra, Kundari, कंडरा
People ID 17219
ROP3 Code 112585
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
(622,000)
West Bengal
(123,000)
Chhattisgarh
(8,500)
Andhra Pradesh
(4,700)
Assam
(2,700)
Jharkhand
(1,400)
Tripura
(900)
Maharashtra
(300)
Bihar
(300)
Andaman and Nicobar
(200)
Delhi
(200)
Meghalaya
(100)
Madhya Pradesh
(90)
Nagaland
(80)
Manipur
(70)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Odisha (622,000)
  West Bengal (123,000)
  Chhattisgarh (8,500)
  Andhra Pradesh (4,700)
  Assam (2,700)
  Jharkhand (1,400)
  Tripura (900)
  Maharashtra (300)
  Bihar (300)
  Andaman and Nicobar (200)
  Delhi (200)
  Meghalaya (100)
  Madhya Pradesh (90)
  Nagaland (80)
  Manipur (70)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (596,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Bengali
(103,000)
Kuvi
(10,000)
Hindi
(9,800)
Kui
(4,600)
Santhali
(3,700)
Ho
(1,900)
Mundari: Bhumij
(1,600)
Chhattisgarhi
(1,100)
Assamese
(800)
Kurux
(400)
Pengo
(300)
Kharia
(70)
Powari Munda
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (596,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Bengali (103,000)
  Kuvi (10,000)
  Hindi (9,800)
  Kui (4,600)
  Santhali (3,700)
  Ho (1,900)
  Mundari: Bhumij (1,600)
  Chhattisgarhi (1,100)
  Assamese (800)
  Kurux (400)
  Pengo (300)
  Kharia (70)
  Powari (10)
  Munda (10)
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1815-2004)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
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 Odia
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)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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