Pichakuntla in India

The Pichakuntla have only been reported in India
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Pichakuntla are also known as the Helava people. The word helava means lame man. In Karnataka, the Pichakuntla speak, read and write in Kannada. In Maharashtra the Pichakuntla are similar to those in Karnataka. As well as Kannada they can speak in Telugu and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some of the Pichakuntla work as as agricultural laborers. Boys get an education. They are not vegetarians since they eat pork. The Pichakuntla allow for cousin marriages. Family leaders arrange for marriages. The divorced and bereaved can marry again. The dead are either buried or cremated.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers lead them to a Christ-ward movement. Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them into a disciple making movement. Pray for faithful, loving workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Pichakuntla in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Pichakuntla
People Name in Country Pichakuntla
Alternate Names Azhati; Bhaktollu; Ghantavaru; Gollakulam; Hanevi; Helava; Helve; Hilav; Jogi; Manda Buchawad; Pichaguntla; Pichchiguntala; Pichiguntla; Pichugunta; Pichukuntala; Pikaquadia; Pisharati; Pitchiguntalavandlu; Pitchiguntla; Pitchiguntlollu; Vartanakapu; पिचकुंतला
Population this Country 52,000
Population all Countries 52,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17876
ROP3 Code 113352
ROP25 Code 306740
ROP25 Name Pitciguntla
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 5
Largest States
Telangana
49,000
Karnataka
1,500
Tamil Nadu
400
Maharashtra
300
Kerala
200
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Telangana 49,000
  Karnataka 1,500
  Tamil Nadu 400
  Maharashtra 300
  Kerala 200
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Telugu (39,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Kannada
4,100
Tamil
20
Primary Language Telugu (39,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 4,100
  Tamil 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)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
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Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
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 Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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