Kolupulvandlu in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Kolupulvandlu
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,600
World Population: 2,600
Primary Language: Telugu
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 Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Kolupulvandlu are Dalits or “untouchables,” so they have low status in Hindu India. Most live in Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kolupulvandlu can be farmers, tanners, fishermen or manual laborers.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they are officially Hindu, the Kolupulvandlu can convert to Islam or Christianity. They sometimes celebrate Muslim or Christian festivals.

What Are Their Needs?

The Kolupulvandlu face discrimination because of their Dalit status. It will be difficult for them to rise above what they were born into.

Prayer Points

Prayer Points

Pray for Kolupulvandlu culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among their family and community leaders to seek his face and enjoy his blessings.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Kolupulvandlu people.

Pray that soon the Kolupulvandlu people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the savior.

Text Source:   Joshua Project