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Adi Andhra in India

Adi Andhra

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,253,000 Telugu Hinduism 3.90 % Unknown   

Adi Andhra in India

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Introduction / History
The Adi Andhra are a Scheduled caste of people living in south India. A Scheduled caste means that they are disadvantaged and victims of past discrimination. The Indian government provides guaranteed places in education and public jobs for them. As of 2001 only about 60% of the Adi Andhra could read and write at a basic level.

Today most Adi Andhra are still landless, rural farm workers. Some also work as street sweepers, village watchmen and in the leather trade. Some women work as domestics.

Beginning in the 20th century the Adi Andhra and other Dalit peoples started a reform movement to gain human rights and economic opportunities. The movement continues today. A small group of Adi Andhra has gained an education and become professionals. Some Adi Andhra have moved to cities to work in industry, improve their status and have their children attend school.

The main language of the Adi Andhra is Telegu.

Where are they located?
The Adi Andhra like their name suggests live the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Some also live in the nearby states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

What are their lives like?
The lives of the rural Adi Andhra are very challenging even by Indian standards. Often they are without electricity, access to clean water, indoor plumbing and modern medical care. They work in the fields from sunup to sunset with little hope for a better life. Their children must work in the fields to help support the family.

The Adi Andhra are endogamous, that is they marry within their clan. Young people frequently marry their cousins. Families arrange the marriages. Sons inherit what little property they own.

Unlike most Hindus, the Adi Andhra will eat any type of meat they can obtain. The major portion of their diet is rice and any vegetables and fruit they can afford. Meat is a luxury for special occasions.

What are their beliefs?
The vast majority of Adi Andhra is Hindu, the national religion and culture of India. They worship and serve the numerous gods of the Hindu pantheon. The Adi Andhra give attention to the Hindu goddesses who they believe can protect them from epidemics, evil spirits and famine. The Adi Andhra participate in the yearly Hindu holidays of Holi, the festival of colors, Diwali, the festival of lights and Navratri, the nine-day celebration of autumn.

A few Adi Andhra are Buddhists, Sikhs and Christians.

What are their needs?
The Adi Andhra need to hear the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ in the way they can understand. They need help with their physical needs such as clean water and a regular source of healthy food. They need new business and educational opportunities so they can break out of their lives of poverty and hardship.

Prayer Points
* Pray the Lord sends Christian teachers, businesspersons and medical personnel to help the spiritual and physical needs of the Adi Andhra.
* Pray the Adi Andhra see the love of Christ in the lives of those Christian workers.
* Pray that God provides training for the Christian Adi Andhra and that they share the good news of Christ with their brothers and sisters.

References
censusindia.gov.in/Tables Published/SCST/dh_sc_andhra.pdf
peoplegroups.org/explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=49197#topmenu

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,253,000
Largest States:
Andhra Pradesh (1,048,000)Tamil Nadu (87,000)
Karnataka (78,000)Odisha (11,000)
Kerala (10,000)Telangana (8,400)
Puducherry (5,300)Maharashtra (2,500)
Delhi (700)West Bengal (600)
Total States on file:16
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Adi Andhra
People Name General: Adi Andhra
Alternate People Names:
AchhutAdi Hindu
Adi JambavuluArundhatiyar
ChakkilianChamar
JambavuluMadiga
MalaPanchama
आदि आंड्रा
ROP3 Code: 111264
Joshua Project People ID: 16162
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,253,000
Population all Countries: 1,254,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Telugu
People Name General: Adi Andhra
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (1,215,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (12,000)Kannada (7,700)
Malayalam (2,100)Odia (2,000)
Konkani (80)English (60)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.90 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism96.10 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1966
New Testament:
1818-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: తెలుగు - Telugu
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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