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Telugu in Bahrain

Telugu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
31,000 Telugu Hinduism 11.00 % 10.00 %   

Telugu in Bahrain

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Introduction / History
The peoples of India have managed to go to other parts of the world to make their mark, and Telegu speakers are no exception. Telegu refers to a Dravidian (southern Indian) language spoken mainly in India's states of Andhra Pradesh and Telegana, where it is the official language. Early inscriptions in Telegu date back to 575AD, and literary works started in the 11th century. From the mid 1700s until India became a sovereign nation in 1948, this part of India was ruled in part by monarchs, but ultimately controlled by the British Raj. Hyderabad, as the princely state was then called, was among the most prosperous princely states of India. It is still one of India's most prosperous states. Some Telegus have needed to go to Bahrain to earn a living.

Where are they located?
Telegu speakers in Bahrain mainly live in the capital city of Manama.

What are their lives like?
Though there are some professionals and white-collar workers among Indians working in Bahrain, they are more likely to be found doing construction or working in the oil industry. Many barbers and carpenters in Bahrain are from India. Women are often working as domestic servants. Even though they are far from home in a Muslim land, Telegu speakers will keep good contact with their families and friends in southern India.

What are their beliefs?
Most are Hindus who look to their gods to provide them with prosperity and good fortune. They celebrate all the Hindu festivals. The dates of these festivals vary depending on the Hindu calendar, which is lunar. There is a sizable number of believers among Telegu speakers in Bahrain, so much so that we can't really call them an unreached people group like they are in most other parts of the world.

What are their needs?
Telegu speakers need to cling to Jesus, and not allow the pull of materialism or anything else steer them away from the savior. Telegu speakers who follow the Lord can be used by Him to begin a Disciple-Making movement among other predominantly Hindu peoples, and among the Muslim Kuwaitis.

Prayer Points
* Pray for members of the Telegu speaking congregation to be salt and light to the Muslims of Kuwait. Pray that the Holy Spirit will move through them.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to flourish among Telegu speakers in Bahrain.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15324/SA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telugu_people
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S6toUO4-rY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFVaS99tAUU
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=11808
http://tcckuwait.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5I1jNfT_QA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indians_in_Bahrain
https://www.internations.org/bahrain-expats/indians

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Country: Bahrain
Continent: Asia
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Telugu
People Name General: Telugu
Alternate People Names:
AndhraTelegu
Tolangan
ROP3 Code: 109930
Joshua Project People ID: 15324
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 31,000
Population all Countries: 900,000
Least-Reached: No
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Telugu
People Name General: Telugu
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (31,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity11.00 %(Evangelical: 10.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism85.00 % 
Islam3.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent37.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian13.00 %
Roman Catholic40.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
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
 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 (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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Telugu in Bahrain

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