Jadav Kunbi in India

The Jadav Kunbi have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Kunbis are a cluster of non-elite farmers. They have several subgroups including the Jadav community. They believe that they have a Rajput background, but other communities might not agree. The Jadav Kunbi live in Maharashtra and speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Agriculture is their main work. They have an association that looks after their social and financial matters. The men are not vegetarians while the women are vegetarians. Jowar is their favorite cereal. The Jadav Kunbi are endogamous. This means they prefer to marry within their community. Marriages are arranged by the parents. On the death of the father sons and the bereaved wife inherit the property.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. They have their own festivals. Spiritual beliefs of Hindus are very diverse from those who worship only one god to those who worship hundreds of them to those who are philosophical and do not worship any.


What Are Their Needs?

The Jadav Kunbi need to put their hope and trust in Jesus Christ, the only one who can provide life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual discernment and openness to the claims of Christ. Pray that the Jadav Kunbi association leaders give their lives to Jesus Christ and open the door for a movement to Christ. Pray for the Lord to raise up faithful intercessors and workers to bless this people group.


Scripture Prayers for the Kunbi Jadav in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kunbi Jadav
People Name in Country Kunbi Jadav
Natural Name Jadav Kunbi
Alternate Names Bowne Kunbi; Jadav; Jare; Jhapadi; Jhare; कुंबी जादव
Population this Country 198,000
Population all Countries 198,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
People ID 21334
ROP3 Code 118161
ROP25 Code 304381
ROP25 Name Kunbi
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Maharashtra 197,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.19 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.77 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Marathi (160,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Hindi
5,800
Primary Language Marathi (160,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 5,800
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2022)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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