Kalal Idiga in India

The Kalal Idiga have only been reported in India
Population
1,788,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Gowda (or Kalal Idiga) live in Andhra Pradesh. They speak, read and write in Telugu. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

The Gowda have cousin marriages. The divorced can marry again. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are usually cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.

The Gowda make and sell alcohol, this is their traditional work. Some work in agriculture and others are self-employed. They believe in education and use modern medical programs. Hinduism is their religion and they have associations to look after them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Gowda association leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that many of God's people will intecede for this group.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kalal Idiga
People Name in Country Kalal Idiga
Population in India 1,788,000
World Population 1,788,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 35
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 21147
ROP3 Code 117969
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Karnataka
(962,000)
Telangana
(622,000)
Tamil Nadu
(96,000)
Maharashtra
(88,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(12,000)
Kerala
(2,100)
Goa
(1,400)
West Bengal
(1,200)
Odisha
(1,100)
Chhattisgarh
(600)
Gujarat
(500)
Puducherry
(400)
Delhi
(300)
Assam
(300)
Jharkhand
(200)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  Karnataka (962,000)
  Telangana (622,000)
  Tamil Nadu (96,000)
  Maharashtra (88,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (12,000)
  Kerala (2,100)
  Goa (1,400)
  West Bengal (1,200)
  Odisha (1,100)
  Chhattisgarh (600)
  Gujarat (500)
  Puducherry (400)
  Delhi (300)
  Assam (300)
  Jharkhand (200)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Telugu (785,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Kannada
(464,000)
Konkani
(184,000)
Tulu
(172,000)
Konkani, Goan
(116,000)
Marathi
(40,000)
Hindi
(6,200)
Tamil
(5,500)
Gujarati
(80)
Bengali
People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (785,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Kannada (464,000)
  Konkani (184,000)
  Tulu (172,000)
  Konkani, Goan (116,000)
  Marathi (40,000)
  Hindi (6,200)
  Tamil (5,500)
  Gujarati (80)
  Bengali (10)
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   (1854-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
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 Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.84 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.16 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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