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Giddikki in India

Giddikki

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
85,000 Konkani Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Giddikki in India

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Introduction / History
The Giddidki were traditionally fortune-tellers and alms-collectors. They live in northern Karnataka.

What are their lives like?
Now the selling of aluminum utensils and plastic boxes forms their main occupation. A few own land and are engaged in cultivation. There are also vegetable vendors, cycle repairers, collectors of old bottles, and daily-wage laborers among them.

All males are given equal shares in the family property, while the eldest son succeeds as the head of the family. Their traditional community council, the latikuta, deals with cases such as adultery, theft, and intercommunity marriage.

What are their beliefs?
They mainly worship Durga, Lakshmi, Eswara, and Siddeswar. Thulajapur is their sacred center.

What are their needs?
The Hindu Giddikki have little concept of a creator God, someone who stands outside his creation, yet is knowable as a person. They need a radical change in understanding.

Prayer Points
Please pray for prayer warriors to be raised up to pray for the many unreached communities of India including the Giddikki community.

Pray for loving ambassadors of Christ to go to the Giddikki people and teach new believers to disciple others.

Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of many to know they need forgiveness for their sin, and that forgiveness is only available through the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Pray the Giddidki community will be able to gain new skills to become more employable, and for a rising literacy rate.

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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:85,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (64,000)Goa (20,000)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Giddikki
People Name General: Giddikki
Alternate People Names:
GondiliPingle
गिद्दिक़्क़ी
ROP3 Code: 112107
Joshua Project People ID: 16831
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 85,000
Population all Countries: 85,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Giddikki
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Konkani (35,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): knn    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (23,000)Konkani, Goan (11,000)
Marathi (2,300)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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 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: 1970
New Testament:
1970-2004
Complete Bible: 1997
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Konkani
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Konkani
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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