Reddi Kapu in India

The Kapu Reddi have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Kapu Reddi people of south India are descendants of nobles, officers and soldiers of the Reddy dynasty, who ruled south India in the late Middle Ages. Kapu is a word that means "farmer." Today The Kapu Reddi make up a caste of prosperous farmers, businessmen and politicians. Many government leaders and wealthy businessmen of the south Indian states are Kapu Reddi. The main language of the Kapu Reddi is Telugu.


Ministry Obstacles

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.


Outreach Ideas

Bibles, literature and radio programs are available in Telugu. Churches exist in the regions of south India where the Kapu Reddi live.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Christ among the Kapu Reddi at the present time. Pray that the Lord brings many of the Kapu Reddi into His kingdom in the near future.


Pray for the Entire People Group

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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kapu Reddi
People Name in Country Kapu Reddi
Natural Name Reddi Kapu
Pronunciation KAH-poo REH-dee
World Population 3,575,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 71
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
2,605,000
Telangana
651,000
Odisha
134,000
Tamil Nadu
73,000
Maharashtra
54,000
Karnataka
47,000
Puducherry
4,300
Kerala
1,800
West Bengal
1,700
Chhattisgarh
800
Jharkhand
400
Delhi
400
Gujarat
300
Assam
300
Andaman and Nicobar
300
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 2,605,000
  Telangana 651,000
  Odisha 134,000
  Tamil Nadu 73,000
  Maharashtra 54,000
  Karnataka 47,000
  Puducherry 4,300
  Kerala 1,800
  West Bengal 1,700
  Chhattisgarh 800
  Jharkhand 400
  Delhi 400
  Gujarat 300
  Assam 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (3,575,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Odia
4,500
Kannada
2,200
Tamil
1,000
Marathi
100
Primary Language Telugu (3,575,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Odia 4,500
  Kannada 2,200
  Tamil 1,000
  Marathi 100
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  (1854-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Father's 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
Film / Video The Story
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
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 Anonymous  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more