Reddi Ganjam Kapu in India

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

Introduction / History

The Ganjam Reddy live in Andhra Pradesh and originally come from Ganjam in Odisha. They speak, read and write in Telugu.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Ganjam Reddy work in cultivation and laboring. Women help in agriculture and with finances. They have a traditional caste council to settle disagreements. Their education level is poor, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. The Ganjam Reddy prefer cousin marriages, but they are very big on arranged marriages as you can tell by the high number of matrimonial sites. They are monogamous, meaning that marriage is between one man and one woman. The divorced and bereaved are allowed to marry again. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new family patriarch.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Ganjam Reddy people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ganjam Reddy people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.


Prayer Points

Pray that the the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a movement to Christ. Pray for spiritual hunger and a willingness to consider the claims of Christ. Pray for workers and intercessors.


Scripture Prayers for the Kapu Reddi Ganjam in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kapu Reddi Ganjam
People Name in Country Kapu Reddi Ganjam
Natural Name Reddi Ganjam Kapu
Population this Country 31,000
Population all Countries 31,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ganjam Reddulu; Ganjam Reddy; Ganjam Redulu; Kapu; Reddiar; Reddika; Reddy; कापु रेड्डी गंजाम
People ID 21152
ROP3 Code 117975
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)
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 1
  Andhra Pradesh 31,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (31,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Telugu (31,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more