Kudumi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kudumi only in India
Population
305,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kudubi of Karnataka speak Konkani and Kannada and read and write in Kannada. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. There are cousin marriages among them. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son in charge of the home. They have birth and marriage rituals and the mother of the bride cannot go to the wedding of her daughter. The dead are cremated.

The Kudubi work in farming, animal production, laboring, and other work. They have a traditional council to settle disputes and a community council to look after them. Hinduism is their religion. Boys are given some education but girls are not. They use traditional and modern medicines.

In Kerala, many of the Kudubi live in the Trichur district. They speak Konkani and Malayalam and read and write in Malayalam. They have many similarities with those living in Karnataka.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead the Kudubi to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Kudubi to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kudumi
People Name in Country Kudumi
Population in India 305,000
World Population 305,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7 to 9
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kudubi, Kudumbi, Kudumi Chetti, Kudumikkar, कुडूमी
People ID 17311
ROP3 Code 112690
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 11
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
(121,000)
Kerala
(100,000)
Karnataka
(45,000)
Odisha
(35,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(1,500)
Puducherry
(1,100)
Maharashtra
(800)
Delhi
(300)
Telangana
(300)
Gujarat
(50)
Andaman and Nicobar
(30)
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 11
  Tamil Nadu (121,000)
  Kerala (100,000)
  Karnataka (45,000)
  Odisha (35,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (1,500)
  Puducherry (1,100)
  Maharashtra (800)
  Delhi (300)
  Telangana (300)
  Gujarat (50)
  Andaman and Nicobar (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (115,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
(40,000)
Konkani
(34,000)
Odia
(32,000)
Konkani, Goan
(31,000)
Marathi: Kudubi
(22,000)
Kannada
(9,700)
Telugu
(1,200)
Tulu
(700)
Kui
(500)
Kurux
(90)
People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (115,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam (40,000)
  Konkani (34,000)
  Odia (32,000)
  Konkani, Goan (31,000)
  Marathi: Kudubi (22,000)
  Kannada (9,700)
  Telugu (1,200)
  Tulu (700)
  Kui (500)
  Kurux (90)
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1727-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
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 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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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