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Kammara in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
121,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.72 % Unknown   

Kammara in India

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Introduction / History
Kammara is on of the tribes that is said to contain some Syrian Christians with links to the Syrian Jacobite Church. Descendants are traditionally believed to have been evangelized by the apostle Thomas.

Kammara people are also called Konda Kammara, and Ojas.

Where are they located?
Kammara people are located in Kerala, a state in southwestern India. They live in parts of East and West Godavari, Srikakulam, Viziananagaram, and Visakhapatnam regions.

What are their lives like?
Kammara people keep their own culture and traditions. They have good relations with other local tribes, and do agricultural work with them. They are also blacksmiths, carpenters, cultivators, and food gatherers in their rural community. They speak their own language along with Tamil and Telugu.

Kammara people celebrate festivals and special occasions with their own songs and folk dancing. They also celebrate new crop eating festivals and ceremonies. Other local tribes join them when it is festival time. The families of both the bride and the groom make decisions regarding marriages. They wear colorful clothing during weddings and social events. During such times Kammara women wear saris and brightly colored flowers. They braid and twist their hair and pierce their noses.

What are their beliefs?
Kammara people are animistic in their beliefs, although a number follow Hinduism or Buddhism. The fact that they speak Tamil and Telugu is important, because numerous Bible audio and visual resources are available in these larger languages.

What are their needs?
Their family, community, and inter-tribal events may be an opportunity for those who know God's truth to earn the privilege to speak into their community. Kammara people need to be liberated from traditions of caste that hinder receiving the savior who died in their place.

Prayer Points
* Pray that loving servants of Jesus Christ will lay down their lives to work alongside Kammara farmers and tradesmen to influence them by their Holy Spirit indwelt lives.

* Pray that Tamil and Telugu Bible resources, ie. the JESUS Film, GRN recordings, will be successfully introduced to Kammara communities.

* Pray that Kammara people will see past their traditional worship and celebrations and experience a growing desire to know the truth of God's word.

* Pray for church planting and Disciple-Making Movements to spring up among the Kammara people.

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:121,000
Largest States:
Andhra Pradesh (49,000)Odisha (39,000)
Chhattisgarh (22,000)Telangana (4,300)
Karnataka (4,000)Tamil Nadu (1,200)
Puducherry (400)Uttar Pradesh (200)
Kerala (60)West Bengal (50)
Total States on file:10
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kammara
People Name General: Kammara
Alternate People Names:
KammalarKammari
KammiyanKommula
Konda KammaraOzulu
Vojaliकंमरा
ROP3 Code: 112580
Joshua Project People ID: 17214
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 121,000
Population all Countries: 121,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Telugu
People Name General: Kammara
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (68,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Odia (24,000)Chhattisgarhi (16,000)
Hindi (4,500)Kannada (4,100)
Tamil (800)Kui (600)
Marathi (600)Kurux (200)
Kuvi (100)Bhatri (100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 20
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.72 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.71 % 
Islam0.12 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.10 % 
Unknown0.35 % 
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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