Reddi Konda in India

The Reddi Konda have only been reported in India
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Reddy belong to the fourth of the Hindu Varnas, sudra. One section of the Reddy is called Kapu which means guardian. Today the Reddy are a prominent community of Karnataka. They can also be found in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha and Maharashtra. They speak the Kannada and Telugu languages.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Being a dominant community, the Reddy have been primarily landlords and landholders. Their agricultural work involves both farming and animal husbandry. The majority of the Reddy communities are non-vegetarian, and all their communities eat rice as their staple food. Jowar, wheat, bajra and ragi are the other cereals they eat.

Social control is regulated through traditional caste and village councils. The Reddy community have social divisions such as clans, lineage, subcastes and sects. These social divisions regulate marital alliances.

The Reddy people allow cross-cousin marriages. They do not allow a widow to remarry.

Both men and women smoke a homemade cheroot (chutta) which results a high incidence of mouth and throat cancer.


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.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

For the salvation of the Reddy people and that God may send several Christian workers to work among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.

Pray for Reddy Christian believers to reach out to their own people.

Pray for spiritual hunger and easy access to Christian resources.


Scripture Prayers for the Konda Reddi in India.


References

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


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People Name General Konda Reddi
People Name in Country Konda Reddi
Natural Name Reddi Konda
Alternate Names Ganjama Reddi; Hill Reddi; Kondareddi; Pandava Reddi; कोंडा रेड्डी
Population this Country 146,000
Population all Countries 146,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 17291
ROP3 Code 112669
ROP25 Code 304170
ROP25 Name Konda Reddi
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
108,000
Telangana
20,000
Tamil Nadu
13,000
Puducherry
2,700
Odisha
700
Kerala
600
Karnataka
200
Delhi
100
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Andhra Pradesh 108,000
  Telangana 20,000
  Tamil Nadu 13,000
  Puducherry 2,700
  Odisha 700
  Kerala 600
  Karnataka 200
  Delhi 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.91 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.62 %
Islam
0.19 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.27 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Telugu (114,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Tamil
9,700
Koya
400
Odia
400
Kannada
300
Malayalam
70
Kuvi
40
Marathi
30
Gujarati
20
Hindi
20
Bengali
10
Urdu English
Primary Language Telugu (114,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 9,700
  Koya 400
  Odia 400
  Kannada 300
  Malayalam 70
  Kuvi 40
  Marathi 30
  Gujarati 20
  Hindi 20
  Bengali 10
  Urdu 10
  English 0
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

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