Kunbi Kadwa in India

The Kunbi Kadwa have only been reported in India
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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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The majority of the Kunbi communities are non-vegetarian, and all the communities take rice as their staple cereal. Jowar, wheat, bajra and ragi are the other cereals they eat.

The Kunbi community have social divisions such as clans, lineage, subcastes and sects. These social divisions regulate marital alliances. They speak the Kannada and Telugu languages.

Among the Kunbi people, cross-cousin marriages of both types are allowed. Widow remarriage is not permitted. Being a dominant community, the Reddy have been primarily landlords and landholders. Social control is regulated through traditional caste and village councils.

The traditional occupation of most of the Reddy groups is settled farming, followed by animal husbandry and paid labour. Both men and women smoke a homemade cheroot (chutta) which results in a high incidence of mouth and throat cancer.


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.


Prayer Points

* 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 Christians to reach out to their own people.
* Pray that their men and women may give up smoking


References

(Alternate names: Kapu, Akutota, Desai, Dommari, Guruda, Illela, Kuruva, Musugu, Nadi Taram, Panta, Sajjana, Renati, etc.)


Profile Source:   India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  

People Name General Kunbi Kadwa
People Name in Country Kunbi Kadwa
Population in India 1,156,000
World Population 1,156,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
Alternate Names Kadwa Patiar, Kanbi-Patel, Patidar
People ID 21181
ROP3 Code 118004
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Gujarat
1,071,000
Maharashtra
71,000
Rajasthan
7,300
Daman and Diu
3,500
Dadra and Nagar Have
2,000
Karnataka
1,100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Gujarat 1,071,000
  Maharashtra 71,000
  Rajasthan 7,300
  Daman and Diu 3,500
  Dadra and Nagar Have 2,000
  Karnataka 1,100
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gujarati (1,074,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Marathi
34,000
Hindi
28,000
Kacchi
5,200
Khandesi
3,100
Marwari
3,000
Konkani
2,400
Dhanki
1,800
Ahirani
1,700
Malvi
1,400
Mewari
700
Primary Language Gujarati (1,074,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 34,000
  Hindi 28,000
  Kacchi 5,200
  Khandesi 3,100
  Marwari 3,000
  Konkani 2,400
  Dhanki 1,800
  Ahirani 1,700
  Malvi 1,400
  Mewari 700
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
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Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
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Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
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* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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