Balija Jakkula in India

Balija Jakkula
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Balija Jakkula
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 48,000
World Population: 48,000
Primary Language: Telugu
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Jakkula people live in Andhra Pradesh. They speak, read and write in Telugu.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jakkula work mostly in cultivation. Some of them are goldsmiths. They are good at craftsman work such as carving and modelling. But today many are rising above these common jobs and you can find many of them on LinkedIn who are in the business world, working as software engineers or medical doctors. The Jakkula prefer marriages between cousins. On the death of the father, only males receive the inheritance.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. Unlike most Hindus, the Jakkula people bury their dead.

What Are Their Needs?

The Jakkula people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.

Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers help them to begin a movement to Jesus Christ. Pray that gospel materials become easily available to them. Pray for intercessors and workers. Pray for spiritual discernment and openness to the gospel.

Text Source:   Keith Carey