Kamathi in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Kamathi
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 254,000
World Population: 254,000
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
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Introduction / History

The meaning of the word Komati may mean clever businessman or keeper of cows. Arya Vaisya are a subgroup of the Komati and the name means respectable. The Komati are vegetarians which suggests high status in Hindu societies. The Komati are a caste who live in South and Central India. Many of them live in Andhra Pradesh with others living in several other Indian states.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are a trading company involved in business, banking and lending money. There are several languages spoken by them including Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are mainly Hindus, but the Jain Komati follow Jainism. They believe in "Ahimsa," which means not to hurt or injure but to help.

Prayer Points

Pray that they are attracted to Jesus Christ enough to make Him Lord over their community. Pray for faithful intercessors and workers among them. Pray for the Lord to bless them with both physical and spiritual prosperity. Pray for a movement to Christ among them this decade.

Text Source:   Keith Carey