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Kandra in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
765,000 Odia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kandra in India

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Introduction / History
The Kandra or Kondara are a scheduled caste in India. They are Hindus by religion. In Orissa they speak, read and write in Oriya. They are endogamous (meaning they prefer to marry within their group) and they work in cultivation. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form as well as written.

The Kandra also live in West Bengal. They fish and are laborers. They speak Bengali. Most of them do not own land. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

In Andhra Pradesh the Kandra speak Oriya and Telugu. They prefer cross-cousin marriages. Divorce is allowed. When the father dies the property goes to the sons and the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. The dead are buried and cremated. Most of them do fishing for a living. They use modern medicines and do family planning.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Kandra dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation too.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:765,000
Largest States:
Odisha (622,000)West Bengal (123,000)
Chhattisgarh (8,500)Andhra Pradesh (4,700)
Assam (2,700)Jharkhand (1,400)
Tripura (900)Maharashtra (300)
Bihar (300)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (200)
Total States on file:22
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kandra
People Name General: Kandra
Alternate People Names:
KandaKandanara
KandarKandara
KodmaKondara
KondoraKondra
Kundariकंडरा
ROP3 Code: 112585
Joshua Project People ID: 17219
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 765,000
Population all Countries: 765,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gond
People Name General: Kandra
Ethnic Code: AUG06z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Odia (596,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (103,000)Kuvi (10,000)
Hindi (9,800)Kui (4,600)
Santhali (3,700)Ho (1,900)
Mundari: Bhumij (1,600)Chhattisgarhi (1,100)
Assamese (800)Kurux (400)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 15
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1811-1956
New Testament:
1809-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1815-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Kandra in India

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