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Chalvadi in India

Chalvadi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
252,000 Kannada Hinduism 0.01 % Unknown   

Chalvadi in India

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Introduction / History
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.

What are their lives like?
More recently, they are engaged as wage laborers in agricultural operations, and some are employed in government service.

What are their beliefs?
Some of their deities are Durgamma, Mariyamma, Hanumantha, Yellamma and Huligamma.

What are their needs?
The Chalvadi know very little about Jesus and perceive Christianity as foreign to their identity as a community.

There is great need for prayer for them to understand and receive the gospel message. Teams of workers relating and explaining stories from scripture can partially overcome the low literacy rate.

Prayer Points
Pray the few Christian believers will consistently clothe themselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience, and will represent Christ well.

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.

Pray for the Lord to give them an abundant harvest this year as a testimony of his power and mercy.

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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:252,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (242,000)Maharashtra (3,900)
Goa (1,900)Gujarat (700)
Kerala (300)Andhra Pradesh (200)
Telangana (200)Delhi (100)
Tamil Nadu (100)Rajasthan (30)
   
 
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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: 252,000
Population all Countries: 252,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Chalvadi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kannada (208,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (6,300)Telugu (4,400)
Marathi (4,000)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:
Buddhism1.40 % 
Christianity0.01 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.56 % 
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: 1827-2022
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
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOral Bible Stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppBible app direct APK download
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Kannada
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Kannada
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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Chalvadi in India

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