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Kunbi Lewa in India

Kunbi Lewa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,381,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.02 % Unknown   

Kunbi Lewa in India

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Introduction / History
The Kunbi Lewa live in Gujarat and Maharashtra. They read and write in Devanagari and speak Marathi. The men are not vegetarians but the women are vegetarians. They eat jowar as a cereal.

The Kunbi Lewa prefer marriages between cousins. Divorce is allowed if the marriage is unsuitable. Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated.

They have an association to look after them. They are Hindus and they worship ancestors.

The Kunbi Lewa work in agriculture. Those who do not own land work as laborers. They believe in education and use family planning.

Prayer Points
Pray that the leaders of the Kunbi Lewa Association come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Global Prayer Digest: 2020-02-14
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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:2,381,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (2,059,000)Maharashtra (258,000)
Daman and Diu (20,000)Rajasthan (18,000)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (6,400)Karnataka (2,300)
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People Name in Country: Kunbi Lewa
People Name General: Kunbi Lewa
Alternate People Names:
LewaLewa Patil
कुंबी लेवा
ROP3 Code: 118005
Joshua Project People ID: 21182
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,381,000
Population all Countries: 2,387,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Kunbi
People Name General: Kunbi Lewa
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (1,737,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (121,000)Hindi (66,000)
Khandesi (38,000)Konkani (18,000)
Ahirani (13,000)Dangi (3,700)
Marwari (3,500)Koli, Wadiyari (3,200)
Kacchi (2,700)Malvi (500)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity0.02 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.91 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.06 % 
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: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
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Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
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GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
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GeneralZume Resources
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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Kunbi Lewa in India

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    South Asia Hindu - Kunbi     Asia, South    
      Kunbi Lewa India    
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            Kunbi Lewa in India          
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