Konda Reddi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Konda Reddi only in India
Population
133,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Reddy are a prominent community of Karnataka. They can also be found in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa and Maharashtra. However, traditionally the Reddy belong to the fourth of the Hindu Varnas, Sudra. One section of the Reddy is called Kapu which means guardian.

The majority of the Reddy communities are non-vegetarian, and all the communities take rice as their staple cereals. Jowar, wheat, bajra and ragi are the other cereals for them.

The Reddy community have social divisions such as clans, lineage, subcastes and sects. These social divisions regulate marital alliances. They speak the Kannada and Telugu languages.

Among the Reddy people, cross-cousin marriages of both types are allowed. Widow remarriage is not permitted. Being a dominant community, the Reddy have been primarily landlords and landholders. Social control is regulated through traditional caste and village councils.

The traditional occupation of most of the Reddy groups is settled cultivation, followed by animal husbandry and labour. Both men and women smoke a homemade cheroot (chutta) which results a high incidence of mouth and throat cancer.

They are Hindu by faith and worship many deities. Their main festivals are Ugadi, Akshade and Dussehra. They play bhajans and kirtans.

Alternate names: Reddy, Kapu, Akutota, Desai, Dommari, Guruda, Illela, Kuruva, Musugu, Nadi Taram, Panta, Sajjana, Renati, etc.


Prayer Points

* For the salvation of the Reddy people and that God may send several Christian workers to work among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.
* Pray for the Reddy Christians to reach out to their own people.
* Pray that their men and women may give up smoking


Profile Source:   India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-24
People Name General Konda Reddi
People Name in Country Konda Reddi
Population in India 133,000
World Population 133,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ganjama Reddi, Hill Reddi, Kondareddi, Pandava Reddi, कोंडा रेड्डी
People ID 17291
ROP3 Code 112669
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
Andhra Pradesh (97,000) Tamil Nadu (23,000) Telangana (9,400)
Puducherry (2,300) Odisha (600) Kerala (500)
Karnataka (100) Delhi (90)
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
Andhra Pradesh (97,000) Tamil Nadu (23,000)
Telangana (9,400) Puducherry (2,300)
Odisha (600) Kerala (500)
Karnataka (100) Delhi (90)
Primary Language: Telugu (112,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tel   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (14,000) Kannada (600) Koya (400)
Gujarati (300) Odia (200) Malayalam (100)
Hindi (60) Marathi (30) Kuvi (20)
Urdu Bengali English
Primary Language: Telugu (112,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (14,000) Kannada (600)
Koya (400) Gujarati (300)
Odia (200) Malayalam (100)
Hindi (60) Marathi (30)
Kuvi (20) Urdu (10)
Bengali (0) English (0)
Primary Language: Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
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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)
1.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.76 %
Islam
0.09 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.03 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Etnopedia   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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