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Kunbi Kadwa in Pakistan

Kunbi Kadwa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kunbi Kadwa in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Kunbi (alternate names of Reddi and Desai) are a prominent community of Gujarat, India. Traditionally they belong to the fourth of the Hindu Varnas, Sudra. The Kunbis have several sub-sectors including the Anjna, the Lewa and the Kadwa. These social divisions regulate marital alliances.
They live mainly in India, but some are in Pakistan. Those in Pakistan speak Sindhi rather than Gujarati.

What are their lives like?
Being a dominant community, the Kadwa Kunbi have been primarily landlords and landholders. Social control is regulated through traditional caste and village councils. The traditional occupation of most of the Kunbi groups is settled farming, followed by animal husbandry and paid labor.
Most Kunbi communities are non-vegetarian, and all the communities eat rice as their staple cereal. Jowar, wheat, bajra and ragi are the other cereals they eat. Both men and women smoke a homemade cheroot (chutta) which results in a high incidence of mouth and throat cancer.
Among the Kunbi people, cross-cousin marriages prevail. They do not permit widows to remarry.

What are their beliefs?
They are Hindu by faith and worship many deities. Their main festivals are Ugadi, Akshade and Dussehra. They play bhajans and kirtans as part of their festivals.

What are their needs?
Pray for the salvation of the Kunbi people and that God may send several Christian workers to work among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.
Pray for the Kunbi Christian believers to reach out to their own people.
Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among the Kadwa Kunbi people in India and Pakistan.

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India Missions Association — Edited by Philipose Vaidyar, Copyrighted © Used with permission

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:7 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:15,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (15,000)
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People Name in Country: Kunbi Kadwa
People Name General: Kunbi Kadwa
Alternate People Names:
Kadwa PatiarKanbi-Patel
Patidarकुंबी कड़वा
ROP3 Code: 118004
Joshua Project People ID: 21181
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 1,419,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Kunbi
People Name General: Kunbi Kadwa
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Sindhi (9,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dhatki (3,900)Kacchi (1,200)
Saraiki (300)
Total Languages: 4
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1825-1981
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1954
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Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
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Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
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Kunbi Kadwa in Pakistan

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    South Asia Hindu - Kunbi     Asia, South    
      Kunbi Kadwa Pakistan    
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