Reddi Kapu in India

The Reddi Kapu have only been reported in India
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Kapu is a word that means "farmer." The Reddi Kapu people of south India are descendants of nobles, officers and soldiers of the Reddy dynasty, who ruled South India in the late Middle Ages. The main language of the Reddi Kapu is Telugu.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today The Reddi Kapu make up a caste of prosperous farmers, businessmen and politicians. Many government leaders and wealthy businessmen of the south Indian states are Kapu Reddi.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Reddi Kapu 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.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The prestige and power of the Kapu Reddi may be an obstacle in their coming to Christ. This people held out against Muslim attacks for hundreds of years, which reinforced their identity as Hindus. Bibles, literature and radio programs are available in Telugu. Churches exist in the regions of south India where the Kapu Reddi live.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Kapu Reddi people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.

Pray for the Lord to give them an abundant harvest this year as a testimony of his power and love.

Pray for Kapu Reddi families to be drawn to the Bible to find out more about God's son.

Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Kapu Reddi families and communities.


Scripture Prayers for the Kapu Reddi in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapu_(caste)

https://www.vepachedu.org/manasanskriti/kapu.htm

https://familypedia.wikia.org/wiki/Kapu_(caste)


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kapu Reddi
People Name in Country Kapu Reddi
Natural Name Reddi Kapu
Pronunciation REH-dee KAH-poo
Population this Country 4,212,000
Population all Countries 4,212,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 84
Alternate Names Kambtham; Kapu; Namathari Reddiar; Rayalema Kapu; Reddi; Reddiar; Reddika; Reddiyar; Reddy; Reddy Christian; Vokkaliga; कापु रेड्डी
People ID 21151
ROP3 Code 117974
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh
3,074,000
Telangana
746,000
Odisha
158,000
Tamil Nadu
72,000
Maharashtra
64,000
Karnataka
54,000
Puducherry
5,100
Kerala
2,100
West Bengal
1,900
Chhattisgarh
1,100
Jharkhand
500
Delhi
400
Gujarat
400
Assam
300
Andaman and Nicobar
300
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 17
  Andhra Pradesh 3,074,000
  Telangana 746,000
  Odisha 158,000
  Tamil Nadu 72,000
  Maharashtra 64,000
  Karnataka 54,000
  Puducherry 5,100
  Kerala 2,100
  West Bengal 1,900
  Chhattisgarh 1,100
  Jharkhand 500
  Delhi 400
  Gujarat 400
  Assam 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (3,591,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Odia
4,500
Kannada
2,200
Tamil
1,100
Marathi
400
Primary Language Telugu (3,591,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Odia 4,500
  Kannada 2,200
  Tamil 1,100
  Marathi 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)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Story Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
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.
Photo Source Vivek Agrawal - Pixabay 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more