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Kandu in India

Kandu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,790,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % Unknown   

Kandu in India

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Introduction / History
The Kandu (or Halwai) are traditionally a business community that sold parched grain. There are about 250-300 lineages among them, and each lineage is identified by a name. Though they live in other parts of India, they are especially numerous in Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
A regional council, known as the Vaisya Abha, looks after the welfare of the community as a whole. A Hindi-speaking Brahmin performs the role of the priest for this community.

They are strictly vegetarian, and the prohibit alcoholic drinks. The Kandu tend to live in extended families.

What are their beliefs?
The Kandu people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.

What are their needs?
The Kandu people speak several languages, as do most communities in India. Each language subgroup may need its own church planting project.

Prayer Points
Pray the youth of this community will discover Christian music and other resources on the internet and will listen, download and view these resources with spiritual understanding.

Pray Christian believers among the Kandu will be devoted to one another in brotherly love, honoring one another above themselves.

Please pray for a movement to Christ among the Kandu people in each country where they reside.

The light of the gospel needs to shine strongly in this group. It will take loving Christian believers to go to them. Pray for this to happen soon.

References
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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:2,790,000
Largest States:
Bihar (2,415,000)Uttar Pradesh (207,000)
Jharkhand (91,000)West Bengal (56,000)
Odisha (300)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (200)
Maharashtra (200)Manipur (80)
Meghalaya (70)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kandu
People Name General: Kandu
Alternate People Names:
HalwaiKadu
Kanuकंदू
ROP3 Code: 112418
Joshua Project People ID: 17080
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,790,000
Population all Countries: 2,954,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Kandu
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (1,203,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (785,000)Maithili (210,000)
Magahi (72,000)Bengali (42,000)
Kanauji (17,000)Angika (11,000)
Bagheli (500)Odia (300)
Awadhi (200)Surjapuri (40)
Total Languages: 11
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.04 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.96 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralYeshu Samaj
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
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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Kandu in India

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