Kunbi Anjna in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

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.


Prayer Points

References
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
Population this Country 4,500
Population all Countries 464,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Anajana; Kalbi; Patel Anjana; कुंबी अंजना
People ID 21180
ROP3 Code 118003
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sindh 4,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (3,100 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
1,300
Kacchi
200
Primary Language Sindhi (3,100 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 1,300
  Kacchi 200
People Groups Speaking Sindhi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more