Kunchitiga Vakkaliga in India

The Kunchitiga Vakkaliga have only been reported in India
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Main Language
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Lingayat Kudu Vokkaliga live in Karnataka and speak, read and write in Kannada.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kudu Vokkaliga allow cousin marriages. They do not allow for divorce, but widowers can marry again. Weddings are at the home of the bridegroom. They are vegetarians.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some believe that Lingayats are a sect of Hinduism because their beliefs differ in certain ways. They worship mainly Shiva, a main Hindu god, but they have rejected the caste system. They believe that all people are equal. They share many other beliefs with Hinduism, which is a flexible religion, but they have their own separate pilgrimage sites, temples and shrines.


What Are Their Needs?

This people group needs the opportunity to experience the joy and peace of sitting at the feet of Jesus Christ, the only Savior. They need His salvation and blessings.


Prayer Points

Pray that the community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him. Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to begin a church planting movement. Pray believers around the world will not neglect the Lingayat peoples in prayer.


Scripture Prayers for the Vakkaliga Kunchitiga in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Vakkaliga Kunchitiga
People Name in Country Vakkaliga Kunchitiga
Natural Name Kunchitiga Vakkaliga
Population this Country 285,000
Population all Countries 285,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names वाककलीगा कुंचीतिगा
People ID 21357
ROP3 Code 118181
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Karnataka
258,000
Tamil Nadu
26,000
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Karnataka 258,000
  Tamil Nadu 26,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (285,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kannada (285,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more