Raddi in India

The Raddi 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.

Subgroups: 7

Subgroup Name Population
Lalgond 9,500
Chitmit 6,300
Narmada Unknown
Nirval Unknown
Patnak Unknown
Pentpent Unknown
Vithala Unknown

Introduction / History

The Raddi of India live mainly in Karnataka, but also in Maharashtra. They speak, read and write in Kannada, the language of Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Raddi people are an influential and well-respected caste. They often serve as village headmen who collect taxes. Most are noted for being fair, even to poorer members of the village, but they still have their enemies. Disputes with various clans that date back hundreds of years have resulted in grudges that still continue today. They work in agriculture and most of them own land. They believe in education and have their own banks. They have political power in the state of Karnataka. The Raddi prefer marriages between cousins. The bride’s family must pay a dowry. They don’t allow for divorce, but they do allow for remarriage for widows and widowers. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of the home.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Raddi 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.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to accept and embrace the spiritual and social blessings that only a transformed life can offer. A relationship with Jesus Christ would provide them with life to the full.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Raddi in India.

* Pray that the Raddi who have power come to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a movement to Christ. * Pray that gospel materials and internet materials become easily available to them.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Raddi
People Name in Country Raddi
Natural Pronunciation RAH-dee
Population this Country 76,000
Population all Countries 76,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Radderu; रद्दी
People ID 17924
ROP3 Code 113408
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 on file 5
Largest States
Karnataka
74,000
Maharashtra
1,800
Andhra Pradesh
200
Goa
100
Tamil Nadu
80
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 5
  Karnataka 74,000
  Maharashtra 1,800
  Andhra Pradesh 200
  Goa 100
  Tamil Nadu 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (73,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Marathi
1,400
Telugu
400
Konkani
400
Konkani, Goan
50
Primary Language Kannada (73,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 1,400
  Telugu 400
  Konkani 400
  Konkani, Goan 50
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  (1827-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
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 Kannada
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.21 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.71 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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