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Chalvadi in India

Chalvadi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
229,000 Kannada Hinduism 0.01 % Unknown   

Chalvadi in India

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Summary
The traditional occupations of this Scheduled Caste were carrying carcasses and working as village servants. They used to remind the Lingayat Bania about the full moon and new moon days of the month, so that the latter could perform the necessary rites to Lord Shiva. More recently, they are engaged as wage labourers in agricultural operations and some are employed in government service. Some of their deities are Durgamma, Mariyamma, Hanumantha, Yellamma and Huligamma. They accept water and cooked food from all communities except the Madar and Dhor.

Ministry Obstacles
The Chalvadi know very little about Jesus, and perceive Christianity as foreign to their identity as a community.

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer is needed to prepare hearts to understand and receive the Gospel message. Teams of workers relating and explaining stories from scripture can partially overcome the low literacy rate.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few followers of Jesus Christ within this community, and they need our prayers. Pray they will consistently clothe themselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience, and will represent Christ well.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray this low caste community will be able to increasingly educate their children, find improved employment situations, and see their standard of living rise in years ahead.

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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:229,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (221,000)Maharashtra (3,300)
Goa (1,600)Gujarat (600)
Kerala (300)Andhra Pradesh (200)
Telangana (100)Delhi (100)
Tamil Nadu (90)Rajasthan (30)
Total States on file:11
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chalvadi
People Name General: Chalvadi
Alternate People Names:
CalwadiChalavadi
ChannayyaMala
चलवादी
ROP3 Code: 111757
Joshua Project People ID: 16566
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 229,000
Population all Countries: 229,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Kannada
People Name General: Chalvadi
Ethnic Code: CNN23a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kannada (209,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (6,300)Telugu (4,400)
Marathi (4,100)Konkani, Goan (1,100)
Gujarati (600)Tulu (500)
Tamil (400)Mewari (30)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.75 % 
Christianity0.01 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.21 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
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 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: 1812-1988
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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Chalvadi in India

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