The Giddidki were traditionally fortune-tellers and alms-collectors. They live in northern Karnataka.
Now the selling of aluminum utensils and plastic boxes forms their main occupation. A few own land and are engaged in cultivation. There are also vegetable vendors, cycle repairers, collectors of old bottles, and daily-wage laborers among them.
All males are given equal shares in the family property, while the eldest son succeeds as the head of the family. Their traditional community council, the latikuta, deals with cases such as adultery, theft, and intercommunity marriage.
They mainly worship Durga, Lakshmi, Eswara, and Siddeswar. Thulajapur is their sacred center.
The Hindu Giddikki have little concept of a creator God, someone who stands outside his creation, yet is knowable as a person. They need a radical change in understanding.
Please pray for prayer warriors to be raised up to pray for the many unreached communities of India including the Giddikki community.
Pray for loving ambassadors of Christ to go to the Giddikki people and teach new believers to disciple others.
Pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of many to know they need forgiveness for their sin, and that forgiveness is only available through the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Pray the Giddidki community will be able to gain new skills to become more employable, and for a rising literacy rate.
Scripture Prayers for the Giddikki in India.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Giddikki|
|People Name in Country||Giddikki|
|Alternate Names||Gondili; Pingle; गिद्दिक़्क़ी|
|Population this Country||85,000|
|Population all Countries||85,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Districts||Interactive map, listing and data download|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Konkani (35,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||knn Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Konkani
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1970-2004)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||God's Story video||God's Story|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Konkani||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Children and youth resources||One Hope|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Konkani||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|