Meda in India

The Meda 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 Meda are a Scheduled Tribe of Karnataka. That simply means that they have the status of a tribe, which is usually low in Hindu society. They have two groups, one who that speaks Kodagu and the other that speaks Kannada. They read and write in Kannada.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The main work they do is basket making and cultivation. The Meda have streams and wells for their water supply. They have a council of elders to settle disagreements among them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. They have their own festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Meda people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.


Prayer Points

Pray that the council of elders come to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a movement to Christ. Pray that gospel materials and the internet to become easily accessible for them. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only Savior. Pray for workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Meda in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Meda
People Name in Country Meda
Population this Country 51,000
Population all Countries 51,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names मेदा
People ID 17524
ROP3 Code 112943
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)
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 1
  Karnataka 51,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (35,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Telugu
6,200
Marathi
1,400
Tamil
500
Kodava
300
Tulu
200
Konkani
40
Hindi
30
English
10
Malayalam
Gujarati
Primary Language Kannada (35,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 6,200
  Marathi 1,400
  Tamil 500
  Kodava 300
  Tulu 200
  Konkani 40
  Hindi 30
  English 10
  Malayalam 10
  Gujarati 10
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2022)
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 Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories Story Runners
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 Kannada 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
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.79 %
Islam
0.38 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.68 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more