Reddi Kapu in India

The Kapu Reddi 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 Kapu Reddi people of south India are descendants of nobles, officers and soldiers of the Reddy dynasty, who ruled south India in the late Middle Ages. Kapu is a word that means "farmer." Today The Kapu Reddi make up a caste of prosperous farmers, businessmen and politicians. Many government leaders and wealthy businessmen of the south Indian states are Kapu Reddi. The main language of the Kapu Reddi is Telugu.


Ministry Obstacles

The prestige and power of the Kapu Reddi may be an obstacle in their coming to Christ. This people held out against Muslim attacks for hundreds of years, which reinforced their identity as Hindus.


Outreach Ideas

Bibles, literature and radio programs are available in Telugu. Churches exist in the regions of south India where the Kapu Reddi live.


Prayer Focus

There may be no followers of Christ among the Kapu Reddi at the present time. Pray that the Lord brings many of the Kapu Reddi into His kingdom in the near future. Pray for the Kapu Reddi people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for Kapu Reddi families to be drawn to the Bible to find out more about God's Son. Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Kapu Reddi families and communities.


Scripture Prayers for the Kapu Reddi in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kapu Reddi
People Name in Country Kapu Reddi
Natural Name Reddi Kapu
Pronunciation REH-dee KAH-poo
Population this Country 4,212,000
Population all Countries 4,212,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 84
Alternate Names Kambtham; Kapu; Namathari Reddiar; Rayalema Kapu; Reddi; Reddiar; Reddika; Reddiyar; Reddy; Reddy Christian; Vokkaliga; कापु रेड्डी
People ID 21151
ROP3 Code 117974
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 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh
3,074,000
Telangana
746,000
Odisha
158,000
Tamil Nadu
72,000
Maharashtra
64,000
Karnataka
54,000
Puducherry
5,100
Kerala
2,100
West Bengal
1,900
Chhattisgarh
1,100
Jharkhand
500
Delhi
400
Gujarat
400
Assam
300
Andaman and Nicobar
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 17
  Andhra Pradesh 3,074,000
  Telangana 746,000
  Odisha 158,000
  Tamil Nadu 72,000
  Maharashtra 64,000
  Karnataka 54,000
  Puducherry 5,100
  Kerala 2,100
  West Bengal 1,900
  Chhattisgarh 1,100
  Jharkhand 500
  Delhi 400
  Gujarat 400
  Assam 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (3,591,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Odia
4,500
Kannada
2,200
Tamil
1,100
Marathi
400
Primary Language Telugu (3,591,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Odia 4,500
  Kannada 2,200
  Tamil 1,100
  Marathi 400
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 Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Vivek Agrawal - Pixabay  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