Lewa Kunbi in India

The Kunbi Lewa 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.

Introduction

The Kunbi Lewa people work in agriculture. Those who do not own land work as laborers. They prefer marriages between cousins, but they allow for divorce if the marriage turns out to be unsuitable. Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again. Most of them live in the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, though a fewer number are scattered in Rajasthan and Karnataka.


Ministry Obstacles

They are Hindus who worship their ancestors. There is much community pressure to remain in the ways of those who went before them.


Outreach Ideas

Since most of them speak Gujarati, believers can offer them materials in that language, and encourage them to listen to Gujarati radio broadcasts.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are so few Kunbi Lewa believers that they have little chance of making an impact on this community. Pray that the few will have the spiritual strength to pray and reach out to their families and neighbors in such a way that others will embrace Jesus.


Pray for the Entire People Group

*Pray that the Lord will bring economic and spiritual prosperity to the Kunbi Lewa people, and that they will respond with thankfulness to Him.
* Pray that the leaders of the Kunbi Lewa Association come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray for their families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.


Scripture Prayers for the Kunbi Lewa in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-02-14
People Name General Kunbi Lewa
People Name in Country Kunbi Lewa
Natural Name Lewa Kunbi
Pronunciation KOON-bee LAY-vah
World Population 2,006,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 40
Alternate Names Lewa; Lewa Patil; कुंबी लेवा
People ID 21182
ROP3 Code 118005
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 6
Largest States
Gujarat
1,730,000
Maharashtra
217,000
Daman and Diu
17,000
Rajasthan
15,000
Dadra and Nagar Have
5,400
Karnataka
1,900
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 6
  Gujarat 1,730,000
  Maharashtra 217,000
  Daman and Diu 17,000
  Rajasthan 15,000
  Dadra and Nagar Have 5,400
  Karnataka 1,900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (1,740,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Marathi
121,000
Hindi
66,000
Khandesi
38,000
Konkani
18,000
Ahirani
13,000
Dangi
3,700
Marwari
3,500
Kacchi
2,700
Malvi
500
Mewari
400
Shekhawati
100
Nimadi
80
Primary Language Gujarati (1,740,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 121,000
  Hindi 66,000
  Khandesi 38,000
  Konkani 18,000
  Ahirani 13,000
  Dangi 3,700
  Marwari 3,500
  Kacchi 2,700
  Malvi 500
  Mewari 400
  Shekhawati 100
  Nimadi 80
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  (1823-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.91 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Taslim Arif 
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