Kudumi in India

The Kudumi have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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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 290,000
World Population 290,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kudubi, Kudumbi, Kudumi Chetti, Kudumikkar, कुडूमी
People ID 17311
ROP3 Code 112690
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Group Kudumi
Ethnic Code CNN25d
Total Subgroups on file 4
Largest Subgroups
Kari Kudubi
9,200
Kodiyan Kudubi
3,600
Are Kudubi
2,500
Goa Kudubi
2,200
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Group Kudumi
Ethnic Code CNN25d
Total Subgroups 4
  Kari Kudubi 9,200
  Kodiyan Kudubi 3,600
  Are Kudubi 2,500
  Goa Kudubi 2,200
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
115,000
Kerala
95,000
Karnataka
43,000
Odisha
34,000
Andhra Pradesh
1,400
Puducherry
1,100
Maharashtra
800
Delhi
300
Telangana
300
Gujarat
50
Andaman and Nicobar
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Tamil Nadu 115,000
  Kerala 95,000
  Karnataka 43,000
  Odisha 34,000
  Andhra Pradesh 1,400
  Puducherry 1,100
  Maharashtra 800
  Delhi 300
  Telangana 300
  Gujarat 50
  Andaman and Nicobar 20
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
1,300
Tulu
700
Kui
500
Kurux
90
Other 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 1,300
  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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's 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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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