Kudumi in India

Kudumi
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Kudumi
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 292,000
World Population: 292,000
Primary Language: Tamil
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 Kudubi of Karnataka speak Konkani and Kannada and read and write in Kannada. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. There are cousin marriages among them. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son in charge of the home. They have birth and marriage rituals and the mother of the bride cannot go to the wedding of her daughter. The dead are cremated.

The Kudubi work in farming, animal production, laboring, and other work. They have a traditional council to settle disputes and a community council to look after them. Hinduism is their religion. Boys are given some education but girls are not. They use traditional and modern medicines.

In Kerala, many of the Kudubi live in the Trichur district. They speak Konkani and Malayalam and read and write in Malayalam. They have many similarities with those living in Karnataka.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead the Kudubi to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Kudubi to salvation.

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