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Telugu in Kuwait

Telugu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Telugu Hinduism 4.00 % 1.00 %   

Telugu in Kuwait

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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. Still, some Telegus with a good education can make even more money by going to Kuwait.

Where are they located?
There are a small number of Telegu speakers in Kuwait, mostly located in Kuwait City.

What are their lives like?
Most Indians who go abroad for work are professionals. In Kuwait you will find businessmen, accountants, and doctors among the Telegu speaking community. Others take on blue-collar jobs in construction or the oil industry. Their women often work as domestic servants in private homes. 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.

Surprisingly, there is a large Telegu speaking church and Bible school in Kuwait, a solidly Muslim nation.

What are their needs?
Telegu women need protection in the workplace, something that will not happen until there is a worldview change on the part of the Kuwaitis who view them as subhuman.

Prayer Points
* Pray for protection for Telegu women who are at the mercy of their employers.
* Pray for Telegu speaking believers to have so much joy, peace, love, and patience that their Kuwaiti employers will want the same spiritual blessings, which only come from a relationship with Christ.
* Pray for Telegu speakers to begin Disciple-Making movements among other South Asian peoples and among the Kuwaiti majority.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15324/SA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15324/BA
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
http://www.indiansinkuwait.com

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Country: Kuwait
Continent: Asia
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Persecution Rank:43 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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: 600
Population all Countries: 900,000
Least-Reached: Yes
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 (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism89.00 % 
Islam4.00 % 
Non-Religious3.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent25.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
 
(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
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 Kuwait

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