Pichakuntla in India

The Pichakuntla have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 10

Subgroup Name Population
Ettu 200
Ghanti 200
Pangi 200
Bhiksa Unknown
Ganta Unknown
Golla Unknown
Manda Unknown
Thitta Unknown
Thogaru Unknown
Thuruka Unknown

Introduction / History

The Pichakuntla are also known as the Helava people. The word helava means lame man. In Karnataka, the Pichakuntla speak, read and write in Kannada. In Maharashtra the Pichakuntla are similar to those in Karnataka. As well as Kannada they can speak in Telugu and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some of the Pichakuntla work as as agricultural laborers. Boys get an education. They are not vegetarians since they eat pork. The Pichakuntla allow for cousin marriages. Family leaders arrange for marriages. The divorced and bereaved can marry again. The dead are either buried or cremated.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Pichakuntla 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. Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

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


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Pichakuntla in India.

* Pray that Indian believers lead them to a Christ-ward movement. * Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them into a disciple making movement. * Pray for faithful, loving workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-11-27
People Name General Pichakuntla
People Name in Country Pichakuntla
Population this Country 42,000
Population all Countries 42,000
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 Azhati; Bhaktollu; Ghantavaru; Gollakulam; Hanevi; Helava; Helve; Hilav; Jogi; Manda Buchawad; Pichaguntla; Pichchiguntala; Pichiguntla; Pichugunta; Pichukuntala; Pikaquadia; Pisharati; Pitchiguntalavandlu; Pitchiguntla; Pitchiguntlollu; Vartanakapu; पिचकुंतला
People ID 17876
ROP3 Code 113352
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - other
People Group Pichakuntla
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 10
  Ettu 200
  Ghanti 200
  Pangi 200
  Bhiksa 0
  Ganta 0
  Golla 0
  Manda 0
  Thitta 0
  Thogaru 0
  Thuruka 0
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 5
Largest States
Telangana
40,000
Karnataka
1,200
Tamil Nadu
300
Maharashtra
200
Kerala
100
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 5
  Telangana 40,000
  Karnataka 1,200
  Tamil Nadu 300
  Maharashtra 200
  Kerala 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (38,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Kannada
4,000
Tamil
20
Primary Language Telugu (38,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 4,000
  Tamil 20
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  (1854-2016)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Story
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
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 Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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