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Adi Karnataka in India

Adi Karnataka

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,714,000 Kannada Hinduism 4.79 % Unknown   

Adi Karnataka in India

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Introduction / History
Adi Karnataka people are a scheduled caste that originated from Karnataka. They are also known as Balagai. They speak the Kannada and Tamil languages.

Where are they located?
The Adi Karnatakas live in Mysore in Karnataka and the Nilgiri region of Tamil Nadu state.

What are their lives like?
They have sub groups, and they do not marry outside their group.

Adi Karnataka are laborers, some are land owners working in agriculture, carpentry, and for the government. They are educated, but their literacy level is not high. Women do the housework and do some paid work to help to support their families.

What are their beliefs?
Adi Karnataka people are Hindu by religion and worship many gods. There are many forms of Hinduism each with their own deities and beliefs.

What are their needs?
Nearly all Adi Karnataka people are Hindus, and their culture is locked into Hindu ways. Someone needs to show them how to make Jesus Christ central in their lives.

They need open hearts to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.

Bible resources exist in Hindi, but Adi Karnataka people remain unreached.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Adi Karnataka people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of the loving Father's blessings.
* Pray they will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know the truth of God's Word.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among them, leading them to love Him with their whole being.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to anoint Adi Karnataka families, especially the children and youth, and to raise up a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses of Christ's mercy and love.

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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:3,714,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (3,662,000)Tamil Nadu (39,000)
Maharashtra (7,300)Andhra Pradesh (2,500)
Kerala (1,800)Telangana (1,300)
Delhi (500)Goa (80)
Gujarat (70)Madhya Pradesh (70)
Total States on file:15
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Adi Karnataka
People Name General: Adi Karnataka
Alternate People Names:
AdiwasiBalagai
HolayaHoleya
Madigaआदि कर्नाटका
ROP3 Code: 111268
Joshua Project People ID: 16166
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,714,000
Population all Countries: 3,714,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Kannada
People Name General: Adi Karnataka
Ethnic Code: CNN23a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kannada (3,445,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (233,000)Tulu (14,000)
Tamil (6,800)Konkani (6,000)
Konkani, Goan (1,100)English (900)
Bellari (500)Malayalam (Unknown)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.57 % 
Christianity4.79 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism94.60 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.03 % 
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: 1812-1988
New Testament:
1823-1995Audio
Complete Bible: 1831-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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 / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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