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Konda Dhora in India

Konda Dhora

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
276,000 Telugu Hinduism 2.00 % Unknown   

Konda Dhora in India

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Introduction / History
The Konda Dhora live in the eastern part of India.

What are their lives like?
In past years their literacy rate was low, but it has improved in recent years. Traditionally, the Konda Dhora practiced settled cultivation, and that remains their primary occupation.

What are their beliefs?
The Dhora Konda 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 Konda Dhora speak a number of languages, as do most communities in India. Separate church planting projects may be needed for each language subdivision of the community. Because of their low literacy rate this people group will need to hear the gospel through culturally appropriate music, skits, etc.

Prayer Points
Pray for the several hundred Christians among the Konda Dhora, that they will grow in their devotion to Christ, and will become mature and settled in their faith.

Pray they will be patient with each other, bearing with one another in love.

Pray for this Hindu community to increasingly become aware of their need for forgiveness for their sins, and realize this possibility is offered to their entire community through faith in Christ.

Pray for the Lord to raise up loving ambassadors from among them to other Hindu groups in eastern India.

References
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Castes_and_Tribes_of_Southern_India/Konda_Dora

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-03
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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:276,000
Largest States:
Andhra Pradesh (248,000)Odisha (24,000)
Tamil Nadu (800)Telangana (600)
Puducherry (300)Delhi (100)
West Bengal (70)Chhattisgarh (60)
Madhya Pradesh (30)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Konda Dhora
People Name General: Konda Dhora
Alternate People Names:
ChinnaDongaria
DongriaKalandi Vaishnab
KodangiKonda Dora
KondhKondi Dora
KondoraKondra
Kubingकोंडा धोरा
ROP3 Code: 112595
Joshua Project People ID: 17229
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 276,000
Population all Countries: 276,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Konda Dhora
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (181,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konda-Dora (20,000)Odia (16,000)
Kuvi (8,500)Oriya, Adivasi (3,400)
Duruwa (1,000)Koya (1,000)
Bhatri (900)Gadaba, Mudhili (600)
Kui (500)Pengo (400)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 33
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.40 % 
Islam0.31 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.26 % 
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1966
New Testament:
1818-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-2022
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 RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
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 / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
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 from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Telugu
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Telugu
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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