Kandu in India

Kandu
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Kandu
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,342,000
World Population: 2,481,000
Primary Language: Hindi
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

The Kandu (or Halwai) are traditionally a business community. A regional council, known as the Vaisya Abha, looks after the welfare of the community as a whole. They traditionally accept water and food from the higher castes as well as from communities of equal status. They are strictly vegetarian, and alcoholic drinks, as a rule, are prohibited. There are about 250-300 lineages among them, and each lineage is identified by a name. The Kandu tend to live in extended families. A Hindi-speaking Brahmin performs the role of the priest.

Ministry Obstacles

The Kandu people speak several languages, as do most communities in India. Each language subgroup may need its own church planting project.

Outreach Ideas

Please pray the youth of this community will discover Christian music and other resources on the internet and will listen, download, and view these resources with understanding.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for those in this community who will someday come to Christ as savior. Pray they will be devoted to one another in brotherly love, honoring one another above themselves.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for this caste group in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan, as well as in India. The light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ needs to shine strongly in this group.

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