Kalal Idiga in India

Kalal Idiga
Photo Source:  Negliea 
Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Kalal Idiga
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,780,000
World Population: 1,780,000
Primary Language: Telugu
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:


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.

Text Source:   Keith Carey