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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
359,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.86 % Unknown   

Adi Andhra in India

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Introduction / History
The Adi Andhra are a Scheduled Caste in India. They have a somewhat low literacy level, so the gospel may need to be given in oral form too. Many live in Andhra Pradesh.

In Karnataka the Adi Andhra speak Telugu. They are not vegetarians and they eat pork and beef. Rice is a main cereal. They prefer cross-cousin marriages. Women are involved in finances and agriculture. The Madiga subgroup mends leather shoes. The Mala subgroup weaves cloth. Education is available for boys.

In Tamil Nadu the Adi Andhra speak Telugu and Tamil. Most are sweepers and scavengers. The Christians among them observe Hindu festivals and marry Hindus. Education is for boys and girls.

In Orissa the Adi Andhra speak Telugu, Oriya and Hindi. Some of them drive carriages and others are laborers. They are mostly Hindus but there are among them some Christians.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Adi Andhra Christians get a good knowledge of the Bible.
Pray that the Adi Andhra Christians will bring the others to Jesus Christ.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:359,000
Largest States:
Andhra Pradesh (240,000)Tamil Nadu (65,000)
Karnataka (30,000)Odisha (5,000)
Puducherry (4,500)Maharashtra (3,100)
Telangana (2,700)Kerala (1,600)
Delhi (800)West Bengal (800)
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People Name in Country: Adi Andhra
People Name General: Adi Andhra
Alternate People Names:
AchhutAdi Hindu
Adi JambavuluArundhatiyar
आदि आंड्रा
ROP3 Code: 111264
Joshua Project People ID: 16162
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 359,000
Population all Countries: 360,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Adi Andhra
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Telugu (296,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (8,600)Kannada (1,800)
Odia (500)Malayalam (200)
Konkani (Unknown)
Total Languages: 6
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.05 % 
Christianity0.86 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.09 % 
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:
Complete Bible: 1854-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
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Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Story
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Telugu
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Telugu
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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Adi Andhra in India

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      Adi Andhra India    
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