Kui, Kuvi Khond in Bangladesh


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Main Language
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Introduction / History

The Kui people are a people with an immense sense of community. They have educated among them who live in more urban areas but primarily dwell in thick jungle and are not easily accessible.


Where Are they Located?

Many Kui are located in Kandhamal Disctrict, Orissa.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are early risers tending to their crops and animals. Those who are still steeped in idolatry and Hinduism ritualistically worship many statues. They often fear their gods who require sacrifice or will impute punishment. They live in huts made from a mixture of dung and mud with thatched roofs. Cooking is done over open flame and is primarily made of rice and dhal. Families all live in one room and those who are more wealthy may have one charpi or rope twined bed. There is no indoor plumbing or running water. Their education is brief and many children are illiterate. They have very few material possessions.


What Are Their Beliefs?

For many Kui in the Kandhamal district, they have come to salvation through Jesus Christ. In December 2008, they suffered intense persecution losing the lives of many pastors to martyrdom and burning of their homes and churches. The saints are eager to dwell in the teaching of the word, practice vibrant worship and deeply love Jesus. Those who have been redeemed are beautiful, kind, humble and evangelistic believers.


What Are Their Needs?

Currently, women in these tribals have not been nearly as educated or trained in the word of God. There is a great need to equip the saints with solid teaching so they might further penetrate their Hindu surrounding culture. Pastors need tools such as vehicles, computers, bicycles and support to reach these deep jungles to bring the Gospel. Primarily they need prayer since they are still persecuted with physical attacks from violent Hindu neighbors.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kui, Kuvi Khond in Bangladesh.

The Kui people do not have government or police protection since they are Hindu also. The worship of Jaganath and Kali deeply blinds the unbelievers. The believers choose obedience to Christ at great cost. Please pray for laborers to be thrust into this field. Many believers are sacrificing all they have to continue the advance of the kingdom and need our financial and spiritual support to give them the strength they need.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kui Khond
People Name in Country Kui, Kuvi Khond
World Population 1,869,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Desaya, Dongria, Jatapu, Kandh, Kandha, Khond, Kodho, Kodi, Koduhu, Kodulu, Kond, Kondh, Kondh Sitha, Kondpan, Kondu, Kui, Kuttiya, Nanguli, Samantha, Samanthal, Tikir, Tikiria, Yemity Khond, कुई खोंद
People ID 19065
ROP3 Code 115211
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Sylhet
5,100
Rangpur
100
Khulna
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Sylhet 5,100
  Rangpur 100
  Khulna 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kuvi (3,500 speakers)
Language Code kxv   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
900
Bengali
200
Primary Language Kuvi (3,500 speakers)
Language Code kxv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 900
  Bengali 200
People Groups Speaking Kuvi

Primary Language:  Kuvi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1916-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1987)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kuvi
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
8.93 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
86.71 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
4.36 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.