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Jambuvulu in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
20,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Jambuvulu in India

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Introduction / History
The 55,000 Jambuvulu people are a scheduled caste community who used to tan hides using indigenous methods. Now they are spared from this unpleasant job. They purchase hides from merchants and make them into leather goods like slippers, shoes, water bags, and drum heads.

Where are they located?
Most live in either Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu. For this reason, they speak the main languages of these states, Telegu and Tamil. Many also speak Kannada, the language of neighboring Karnataka.

What are their lives like?
There are two Jambuvulu subgroups, and they usually marry their cousins from the opposite subgroup. They practice both child and adult marriage. Their marriages are monogamous, and they have nuclear families. Though most of them make leather goods, some of them work as agricultural workers. They cremate their dead. Those who are not married at death are buried. The Jambuvulu people have a wonderful oral tradition. Only their men participate in their dance performances. They are poor, so they have the unenviable habit of depending on money-lenders and shop owners for credit.

What are their beliefs?
Each year they worship their ancestors, but their main spiritual activity revolves around Hinduism. Sacred specialists from other communities perform their marriage rituals and death rites. A few of them became Christian a couple of decades ago in order to get employment at Christian hospitals and schools.

What are their needs?
The Jambuvulu people have a low literacy rate, so printed gospel materials would do little good. They love to listen to the radio, watch TV, and attend meetings, and there are many Christian materials in all of these mediums available in their languages. Someone needs to take materials like gospel recordings and the JESUS Film to their communities.

Because they are dependent on money-lenders, Christians would do well to lend to them without charging high interest rates.

Prayer Points
* Pray for many oral Christian materials to find their way into Jambuvulu communities and homes.
* Pray for Christian businessmen to go to them to help the economy of their communities.
* Pray for spiritual openness to the Lord and Savior.

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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:20,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (12,000)Andhra Pradesh (6,700)
Puducherry (500)Telangana (100)
Odisha (40)Kerala (20)
Tamil Nadu (10)
Total States on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jambuvulu
People Name General: Jambuvulu
Alternate People Names:
जंबुवलु
ROP3 Code: 112291
Joshua Project People ID: 16980
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 20,000
Population all Countries: 20,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Telugu
People Name General: Jambuvulu
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (12,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (8,100)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.21 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.79 % 
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: 1812-1966
New Testament:
1818-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-2002
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 (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: తెలుగు - Telugu
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Jambuvulu in India

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