Bondili in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Bondili
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,900
World Population: 2,900
Primary Language: Telugu
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Bondili are also called Valmiki. They live in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha. They speak Telugu.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most are farmers, although some are traders or businessmen. Some have been successful in sports, entertainment or politics.

What Are Their Beliefs?

As a people, they are 100 percent Hindu, so they participate in the festivals: Diwali and Holi. However, they also have their own festivals not celebrated by other Hindu communities. One of them, Valmiki Jayanti, celebrates the birth of Valmiki. They consider themselves descendants of Valmiki, a sage who wrote the Hindu epic poem, the Ramayana.

What Are Their Needs?

The Bondili people need to be given the chance to hear the life-changing gospel so they can enjoy life to the full.

Prayer Points

Pray for loving gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Bondili people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of these people would be open and ready to follow him.

Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly.

Pray for the spiritual lives of the Bondili people to become fruitful so others will be drawn to Jesus Christ.

Text Source:   Joshua Project