Kalal Idiga in India

The Kalal Idiga have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* 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.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a small number of Kalal believers. Pray that they might grow spiritually and lead their brothers and sisters to Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* 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
World Population 1,763,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 35
Alternate Names कलाल इड़िगा
People ID 21147
ROP3 Code 117969
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
930,000
Telangana
626,000
Tamil Nadu
95,000
Maharashtra
91,000
Andhra Pradesh
12,000
Kerala
2,100
West Bengal
1,500
Goa
1,400
Odisha
1,300
Gujarat
1,000
Chhattisgarh
700
Puducherry
400
Assam
400
Jharkhand
400
Delhi
300
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 930,000
  Telangana 626,000
  Tamil Nadu 95,000
  Maharashtra 91,000
  Andhra Pradesh 12,000
  Kerala 2,100
  West Bengal 1,500
  Goa 1,400
  Odisha 1,300
  Gujarat 1,000
  Chhattisgarh 700
  Puducherry 400
  Assam 400
  Jharkhand 400
  Delhi 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (791,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Kannada
460,000
Tulu
172,000
Konkani
165,000
Konkani, Goan
107,000
Marathi
44,000
Hindi
7,000
Tamil
6,100
Gujarati
400
Bengali
300
Chhattisgarhi
20
Primary Language Telugu (791,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 460,000
  Tulu 172,000
  Konkani 165,000
  Konkani, Goan 107,000
  Marathi 44,000
  Hindi 7,000
  Tamil 6,100
  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  (1854-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price
Film / Video The Story
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
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 
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

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