Segidi in India

The Segidi have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Segidi live in the state of Andhra Pradesh. They speak, read and write in Telugu, the language of Andhra Pradesh. Some live in Odisha.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Segidi work in agriculture. Some of them own shops. There is a traditional caste council that looks after them and judges their disagreements. Boys are educated more than girls. The Segidi have cross-cousin and uncle/niece marriages. There are marriage rituals. The bereaved and divorced can marry again. On the death of the father, the property goes to the sons.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Segidi 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?

The Segidi people need to allow God the Father to guide them into the abundant life offered by Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers will regularly intercede for the Segidi and take the blessings of Christ to their communities. Pray that the Segidi council leaders will begin a movement to Christ in their villages. Pray for spiritual hunger among the Segidi people. Pray for a disciple making movement among the Segidi people.


Scripture Prayers for the Segidi in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Segidi
People Name in Country Segidi
Alternate Names Bevara; Segedi; Sri Sayama; Srisayana; Srisayanna; Srisianikulu; Srisiankollu; सेग़ीडी
Population this Country 114,000
Population all Countries 114,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 18069
ROP3 Code 113569
ROP25 Code 307336
ROP25 Name Segidi
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 3
Largest States
Odisha
99,000
Andhra Pradesh
14,000
Maharashtra
30
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 3
  Odisha 99,000
  Andhra Pradesh 14,000
  Maharashtra 30
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 (61,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Odia
34,000
Kui (India)
300
Kurux
200
Primary Language Telugu (61,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Odia 34,000
  Kui (India) 300
  Kurux 200
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)
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Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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