Gopanthi Balija in India

The Gopanthi Balija 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

Gopanthi Balija is an ethnic community that is predominantly found in the Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. They speak Telugu, the language of Andhra Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Gopanthi Balija community is best known for business activities. But they also have contributed to India’s arts through their poets and scholars. Their traditional music and dance forms are known throughout the region.

They are also known for their political involvement and social reforms. They have formed at least one political party and worked to improve the lives of people in their community.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This is a Hindu community. The Gopanthi Balija people worship the gods and goddesses of Hinduism which they believe will benefit them and their community. Their devotion is based on an exchange, not love.


What Are Their Needs?

They need the Holy Spirit to open their eyes so they can see Jesus as he is.


Prayer Points

Pray for many from this unreached people group to understand both God’s judgment and his majestic glory.

Pray for loving workers to go to the Gopanthi Balija people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


Scripture Prayers for the Balija Gopanthi in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Balija Gopanthi
People Name in Country Balija Gopanthi
Natural Name Gopanthi Balija
Alternate Names Beriki; Gopika; बलिजा गोपांथि
Population this Country 9,400
Population all Countries 9,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 21092
ROP3 Code 117916
ROP25 Code 300768
ROP25 Name Balija
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)
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 1
  Karnataka 9,300
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 (7,500 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Kannada
400
Primary Language Telugu (7,500 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 400
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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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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