The Kunbi (alternate names of Reddi and Desai) are a prominent community of Gujarat. Traditionally the Reddy belong to the fourth of the Hindu Varnas, Sudra. One section of the Reddy is called Kapu which means guardian. There is another sector called Anjna. They live mainly in India, but some are in Pakistan. Those in Pakistan speak Sindhi rather than Gujarati.
Being a dominant community, the Anjna Kunbi have been primarily landlords and landholders. Social control is regulated through traditional caste and village councils. The traditional occupation of most of the Kunbi groups is settled farming, followed by animal husbandry and paid labor.
Most Kunbi communities are non-vegetarian, and all the communities eat rice as their staple cereal. Jowar, wheat, bajra and ragi are the other cereals they eat. Both men and women smoke a homemade cheroot (chutta) which results in a high incidence of mouth and throat cancer.
The Kunbi community have social divisions such as clans, lineage, subcastes, and sects. These social divisions regulate marital alliances. Among the Kunbi people, cross-cousin marriages prevail. They do not permit widows to remarry.
They are Hindu by faith and worship many deities. Their main festivals are Ugadi, Akshade and Dussehra. They play bhajans and kirtans as part of their festivals.
For the salvation of the Kunbi people and that God may send several Christian workers to work among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.
Pray for the Kunbi Christian believers to reach out to their own people.
India Missions Association — Edited by Philipose Vaidyar, Copyrighted © Used with permission
Scripture Prayers for the Kunbi Anjna in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Kunbi Anjna|
|People Name in Country||Kunbi Anjna|
|Alternate Names||Anajana; Kalbi; Patel Anjana; कुंबी अंजना|
|Population this Country||4,600|
|Population all Countries||467,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (3,100 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Sindhi
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|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
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|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sindhi||Jesus Film Project|
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|Film / Video||The Hope Video||Mars Hill Media|
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