The Ganjam Reddy live in Andhra Pradesh and originally come from Ganjam in Odisha. They speak, read and write in Telugu.
The Ganjam Reddy work in cultivation and laboring. Women help in agriculture and with finances. They have a traditional caste council to settle disagreements. Their education level is poor, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. The Ganjam Reddy prefer cousin marriages, but they are very big on arranged marriages as you can tell by the high number of matrimonial sites. They are monogamous, meaning that marriage is between one man and one woman. The divorced and bereaved are allowed to marry again. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new family patriarch.
The Ganjam Reddy 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.
The Ganjam Reddy people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.
* Scripture Prayers for the Kapu Reddi Ganjam in India.
* Pray that the the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a movement to Christ. * Pray for spiritual hunger and a willingness to consider the claims of Christ. * Pray for workers and intercessors.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Kapu Reddi Ganjam|
|People Name in Country||Kapu Reddi Ganjam|
|Natural Name||Reddi Ganjam Kapu|
|Population this Country||26,000|
|Population all Countries||26,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Ganjam Reddulu; Ganjam Reddy; Ganjam Redulu; Kapu; Reddiar; Reddika; Reddy; कापु रेड्डी गंजाम|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Telugu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1818-1989)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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 Story|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|