Anjna Kunbi in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kunbi (alternate names of Reddi and Desai) are a prominent community of Gujarat. Traditionally the Reddy belong to the fourth of the Hindu Varnas, Sudra. One section of the Reddy is called Kapu which means guardian.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The majority of the Kunbi communities are non-vegetarian, and all the communities take rice as their staple cereal. Jowar, wheat, bajra and ragi are the other cereals they eat.

The Kunbi community have social divisions such as clans, lineage, subcastes and sects. These social divisions regulate marital alliances. They speak the Kannada and Telugu languages.

Among the Kunbi people, cross-cousin marriages of both types are allowed. Widow remarriage is not permitted. Being a dominant community, the Reddy have been primarily landlords and landholders. Social control is regulated through traditional caste and village councils.

The traditional occupation of most of the Reddy groups is settled farming, followed by animal husbandry and paid labour. Both men and women smoke a homemade cheroot (chutta) which results in a high incidence of mouth and throat cancer.


The Kunbi fear Christianity as an invading religious system to their families and communities.
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.


Prayer Points

For the salvation of the Kunbi people and that God may send several Christian workers to work among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.
Pray for the Kunbi Christians to reach out to their own people.
Pray that their men and women may give up smoking


Scripture Prayers for the Kunbi Anjna in India.


References

(Alternate names: Kapu, Akutota, Desai, Dommari, Guruda, Illela, Kuruva, Musugu, Nadi Taram, Panta, Sajjana, Renati, etc.)


Profile Source:   India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  

People Name General Kunbi Anjna
People Name in Country Kunbi Anjna
Natural Name Anjna Kunbi
Population this Country 459,000
Population all Countries 464,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Anajana; Kalbi; Patel Anjana; कुंबी अंजना
People ID 21180
ROP3 Code 118003
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 7
Largest States
Gujarat
301,000
Maharashtra
130,000
Madhya Pradesh
13,000
Rajasthan
4,600
Karnataka
3,800
Daman and Diu
1,600
Dadra and Nagar Have
1,100
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 7
  Gujarat 301,000
  Maharashtra 130,000
  Madhya Pradesh 13,000
  Rajasthan 4,600
  Karnataka 3,800
  Daman and Diu 1,600
  Dadra and Nagar Have 1,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (255,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Marathi
98,000
Hindi
18,000
Malvi
4,200
Konkani, Goan
3,300
Konkani
2,700
Koli, Wadiyari
2,200
Khandesi
2,000
Mewari
1,500
Kacchi
900
Dangi
500
Kannada
400
Marwari
400
Ahirani
300
Primary Language Gujarati (255,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 98,000
  Hindi 18,000
  Malvi 4,200
  Konkani, Goan 3,300
  Konkani 2,700
  Koli, Wadiyari 2,200
  Khandesi 2,000
  Mewari 1,500
  Kacchi 900
  Dangi 500
  Kannada 400
  Marwari 400
  Ahirani 300
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.27 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.68 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
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 India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more