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Kunbi (Hindu traditions) in India

Kunbi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
18,369,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.04 % Unknown   

Kunbi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Kunbi (alternate names of Reddi and Desai) are a prominent community of Gujarat. Traditionally the Reddy belong to the fourth of the Hindu Varnas, Sudra. One section of the Reddy is called Kapu which means guardian.

The majority of the Kunbi communities are non-vegetarian, and all the communities take rice as their staple cereals. Jowar, wheat, bajra and ragi are the other cereals for them.

The Kunbi community have social divisions such as clans, lineage, subcastes and sects. These social divisions regulate marital alliances. They speak the Kannada and Telugu languages.

Among the Kunbi people, cross-cousin marriages of both types are allowed. Widow remarriage is not permitted. Being a dominant community, the Reddy have been primarily landlords and landholders. Social control is regulated through traditional caste and village councils.

The traditional occupation of most of the Reddy groups is settled cultivation, followed by animal husbandry and labour. Both men and women smoke a homemade cheroot (chutta) which results a high incidence of mouth and throat cancer.

They are Hindu by faith and worship many deities. Their main festivals are Ugadi, Akshade and Dussehra. They play bhajans and kirtans.

Alternate names: Kapu, Akutota, Desai, Dommari, Guruda, Illela, Kuruva, Musugu, Nadi Taram, Panta, Sajjana, Renati, etc.

Prayer Points
* For the salvation of the Kunbi people and that God may send several Christian workers to work among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.
* Pray for the Kunbi Christians to reach out to their own people.
* Pray that their men and women may give up smoking

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-09-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-05-27
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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:18,369,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (8,588,000)Maharashtra (7,318,000)
Madhya Pradesh (863,000)Rajasthan (549,000)
Karnataka (216,000)Goa (203,000)
Telangana (199,000)Odisha (147,000)
Daman and Diu (65,000)Andhra Pradesh (64,000)
Total States on file:30
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kunbi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kunbi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AminAtte Kunbi
DesaiKakna
KambattiKamma Reddiyar
KulwadiKunabi
KurmarKutumbika
ManuruNagale
NagigaPatidar
ReddiReddy
ROP3 Code: 112706
Joshua Project People ID: 17325
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 18,369,000
Population all Countries: 18,382,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
People Name General: Kunbi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (7,566,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (6,517,000)Hindi (1,662,000)
Konkani (376,000)Kacchi (341,000)
Konkani, Goan (239,000)Khandesi (152,000)
Kannada (128,000)Nimadi (117,000)
Odia (116,000)Ahirani (104,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 45
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.04 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.86 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.09 % 
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: 1809-1965
New Testament:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
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 Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFathers Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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