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Giddikki in India

Giddikki

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
73,000 Konkani Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Giddikki in India

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Summary
The Giddidki were traditionally fortune-tellers and alms-collectors, but 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. They mainly worship Durga, Lakshmi, Eswara, and Siddeswar. Thulajapur is their sacred center.

Ministry Obstacles
The Hindu Giddikki have little concept of a creator God, someone who stands outside his creation, yet is knowable as a person. A radical change in understanding is required.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray for prayer warriors to be raised up to pray for the many, many unreached communities of India. Pray the Giddikki community will not be overlooked as people pray.

Pray for the followers of Christ
None of the Giddikki community have reported themselves as Christians to the Indian census. There is a possibility of a few secret believers, but Christ is almost completely unknown among this people group. Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of many to know they need forgiveness for their sin, and that forgiveness is available through the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
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:73,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (56,000)Goa (17,000)
Total States on file:2
   
 
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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: 73,000
Population all Countries: 73,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Giddikki
Ethnic Code: CNN25j
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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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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Konkani
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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