Kalal Idiga in India

The Kalal Idiga have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Kalal Idiga or Gowda are a Hindu people who live in south India. Their traditional occupation has been that of the production and selling of liquor. Some Kalal Idiga have left their original profession and have become small businesspersons and farmers. The two main languages that the Kalal Idiga speak are Telugu and Kannada.


Ministry Obstacles

Since the distillation of alcohol is a job that is scorned by some Hindus and Muslims, the Kalal who become believers may have a difficult time integrating into the church. They will need new jobs when they discover God's will for their lives.


Outreach Ideas

Bibles, literature and radio programs are available in Telugu and Kannada. Hindu background believers can share with the Kalal the good news about Christ.


Prayer Focus

There are a small number of Kalal believers. Pray that they might grow spiritually and lead their brothers and sisters to Christ. Pray that the Kalal leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that many of God's people will intercede for the Kalal.
Pray that God will overthrow spiritual forces of darkness opposing the spread of His gospel among the Kalal people.


Scripture Prayers for the Kalal Idiga in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-01-23
People Name General Kalal Idiga
People Name in Country Kalal Idiga
Pronunciation kah-LAHL ee-DEE-gah
Population this Country 2,076,000
Population all Countries 2,076,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 42
Alternate Names कलाल इड़िगा
People ID 21147
ROP3 Code 115635
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Karnataka
1,091,000
Telangana
731,000
Maharashtra
107,000
Tamil Nadu
106,000
Andhra Pradesh
15,000
Kerala
2,500
West Bengal
1,700
Odisha
1,600
Goa
1,600
Gujarat
1,100
Chhattisgarh
800
Puducherry
500
Assam
400
Jharkhand
400
Delhi
300
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  Karnataka 1,091,000
  Telangana 731,000
  Maharashtra 107,000
  Tamil Nadu 106,000
  Andhra Pradesh 15,000
  Kerala 2,500
  West Bengal 1,700
  Odisha 1,600
  Goa 1,600
  Gujarat 1,100
  Chhattisgarh 800
  Puducherry 500
  Assam 400
  Jharkhand 400
  Delhi 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (797,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Kannada
459,000
Tulu
172,000
Konkani
165,000
Konkani, Goan
107,000
Marathi
47,000
Tamil
6,100
Hindi
4,700
Gujarati
400
Bengali
300
Chhattisgarhi
20
Primary Language Telugu (797,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 459,000
  Tulu 172,000
  Konkani 165,000
  Konkani, Goan 107,000
  Marathi 47,000
  Tamil 6,100
  Hindi 4,700
  Gujarati 400
  Bengali 300
  Chhattisgarhi 20
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Story
General Biblical answers to your questions
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.90 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Negliea - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more