Khond Kui in India


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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

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Kui Khond in India.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kui Khond
People Name in Country Kui Khond
Natural Name Khond Kui
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
Population this Country 1,585,000
Population all Countries 1,593,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 19065
ROP3 Code 115211
ROP25 Code 304171
ROP25 Name Kondh
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 15
Largest States
Odisha
1,634,000
Andhra Pradesh
102,000
Assam
69,000
Tripura
20,000
Chhattisgarh
11,000
Arunachal Pradesh
2,000
Telangana
900
West Bengal
700
Maharashtra
600
Delhi
600
Manipur
500
Madhya Pradesh
500
Jharkhand
200
Bihar
100
Tamil Nadu
100
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 15
  Odisha 1,634,000
  Andhra Pradesh 102,000
  Assam 69,000
  Tripura 20,000
  Chhattisgarh 11,000
  Arunachal Pradesh 2,000
  Telangana 900
  West Bengal 700
  Maharashtra 600
  Delhi 600
  Manipur 500
  Madhya Pradesh 500
  Jharkhand 200
  Bihar 100
  Tamil Nadu 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
9.53 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
89.97 %
Islam
0.15 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.32 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Odia (997,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 73
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kui (India)
472,000
Bhatri
82,000
Pengo
74,000
Assamese
52,000
Hindi
35,000
Telugu
30,000
Bengali
30,000
Kui, Dawik
29,000
Chhattisgarhi
12,000
Gadaba, Bodo
6,400
Desiya
6,100
Kuvi
5,700
Koya
5,200
Sora
2,900
Duruwa
1,800
Primary Language Odia (997,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 73
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kui (India) 472,000
  Bhatri 82,000
  Pengo 74,000
  Assamese 52,000
  Hindi 35,000
  Telugu 30,000
  Bengali 30,000
  Kui, Dawik 29,000
  Chhattisgarhi 12,000
  Gadaba, Bodo 6,400
  Desiya 6,100
  Kuvi 5,700
  Koya 5,200
  Sora 2,900
  Duruwa 1,800
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

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Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2021)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
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