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Bania Komti in India

Bania Komti

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,812,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bania Komti in India

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Introduction / History
Laptops and stock market quotes are not what might typically come to mind when you think of India; but India's economy is changing very rapidly, making such things common in today's world. India's rapidly growing economy leans heavily on Bania communities like the Komtes. For centuries, the Komte Banias have enjoyed a monopoly in trade and business, thanks to their caste. They are one of the many money lending Bania subgroups. There are also many shopkeepers and sellers of dry goods among them. If you were a Bania and fell upon hard financial times, you would be provided for to a certain extent by your fellow Komtes. Beggars are very rare among any Bania group, including the Komtes.

What are their lives like?
Komtes are bound together by a strong sense of caste devotion. Komte men settle disputes at meetings rather than allow disputes to fester. Smaller offences are punished with fines; more serious ones are referred to their religious leader who has the authority to banish people from the caste, if necessary.

What are their beliefs?
The Komte Banias are some of the least reached people in India. There are very few of them known to be followers of Jesus.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the rapid changes that have come to India will give the Komte Banias a chance to hear about Christ.
* Pray that they will not see biblical Christianity as a Western religion, but as a relationship with Jesus.

References
Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-20
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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:1,812,000
Largest States:
Andhra Pradesh (1,159,000)Telangana (533,000)
Maharashtra (43,000)Karnataka (34,000)
Tamil Nadu (30,000)Odisha (8,700)
Goa (2,400)Chhattisgarh (1,500)
Total States on file:8
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bania Komti
People Name General: Bania Komti
Alternate People Names:
Arya VaisyaChetti
ChettiarGomatulu
KomatiKomati, Kumut
KomtiKomuti
KumtiKumut
ShettiShetty
Vaisiyal ChettiarVaisya
VaniVani, Chetti
ROP3 Code: 115159
Joshua Project People ID: 19707
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,812,000
Population all Countries: 1,812,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Bania
People Name General: Bania Komti
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (1,760,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (23,000)Konkani, Goan (1,600)
Marathi (60)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.92 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.08 % 
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
 
 
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
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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
Film / VideoThe Story
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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Bania Komti in India

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