Dhora Konda in India

The Dhora Konda have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Konda Dhora live in the eastern part of India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In past years their literacy rate was low, but it has improved in recent years. Traditionally, the Konda Dhora practiced settled cultivation, and that remains their primary occupation.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Dhora Konda 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 Konda Dhora speak a number of languages, as do most communities in India. Separate church planting projects may be needed for each language subdivision of the community. Because of their low literacy rate this people group will need to hear the gospel through culturally appropriate music, skits, etc.


Prayer Points

Pray for the several hundred Christians among the Konda Dhora, that they will grow in their devotion to Christ, and will become mature and settled in their faith.

Pray they will be patient with each other, bearing with one another in love.

Pray for this Hindu community to increasingly become aware of their need for forgiveness for their sins, and realize this possibility is offered to their entire community through faith in Christ.

Pray for the Lord to raise up loving ambassadors from among them to other Hindu groups in eastern India.


Scripture Prayers for the Konda Dhora in India.


References

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Castes_and_Tribes_of_Southern_India/Konda_Dora


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-03
People Name General Konda Dhora
People Name in Country Konda Dhora
Natural Name Dhora Konda
Population this Country 276,000
Population all Countries 276,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names Chinna; Dongaria; Dongria; Kalandi Vaishnab; Kodangi; Konda Dora; Kondh; Kondi Dora; Kondora; Kondra; Kubing; कोंडा धोरा
People ID 17229
ROP3 Code 112595
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
Andhra Pradesh
248,000
Odisha
24,000
Tamil Nadu
800
Telangana
600
Puducherry
300
Delhi
100
West Bengal
70
Chhattisgarh
60
Madhya Pradesh
30
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
  Andhra Pradesh 248,000
  Odisha 24,000
  Tamil Nadu 800
  Telangana 600
  Puducherry 300
  Delhi 100
  West Bengal 70
  Chhattisgarh 60
  Madhya Pradesh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (181,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Konda-Dora
20,000
Odia
16,000
Kuvi
8,500
Oriya, Adivasi
3,400
Duruwa
1,000
Koya
1,000
Bhatri
900
Gadaba, Mudhili
600
Kui
500
Pengo
400
Munda
100
Desiya
60
Hindi
50
Santhali
20
Bengali
20
Primary Language Telugu (181,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Konda-Dora 20,000
  Odia 16,000
  Kuvi 8,500
  Oriya, Adivasi 3,400
  Duruwa 1,000
  Koya 1,000
  Bhatri 900
  Gadaba, Mudhili 600
  Kui 500
  Pengo 400
  Munda 100
  Desiya 60
  Hindi 50
  Santhali 20
  Bengali 20
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2022)
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 Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
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 Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Story Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.40 %
Islam
0.31 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.26 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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