Giddikki in India

Photo Source:  COMIBAM / Sepal 
Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Giddikki
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 85,000
World Population: 85,000
Primary Language: Konkani
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Giddidki were traditionally fortune-tellers and alms-collectors. They live in northern Karnataka.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Now the selling of aluminum utensils and plastic boxes forms their main occupation. A few own land and are engaged in cultivation. There are also vegetable vendors, cycle repairers, collectors of old bottles, and daily-wage laborers among them.

All males are given equal shares in the family property, while the eldest son succeeds as the head of the family. Their traditional community council, the latikuta, deals with cases such as adultery, theft, and intercommunity marriage.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They mainly worship Durga, Lakshmi, Eswara, and Siddeswar. Thulajapur is their sacred center.

What Are Their Needs?

The Hindu Giddikki have little concept of a creator God, someone who stands outside his creation, yet is knowable as a person. They need a radical change in understanding.

Prayer Points

Please pray for prayer warriors to be raised up to pray for the many unreached communities of India including the Giddikki community.

Pray for loving ambassadors of Christ to go to the Giddikki people and teach new believers to disciple others.

Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of many to know they need forgiveness for their sin, and that forgiveness is only available through the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Pray the Giddidki community will be able to gain new skills to become more employable, and for a rising literacy rate.

Text Source:   Joshua Project