Tirole Kunbi in India

The Kunbi Tirole 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 / History

The Kunbi Tirole people of a subgroup of the large Kunbi caste of India. Most Tirole live in the central Indian states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Their primary language is Marathi, the language of that Maharashtra. They claim that they have a Rajput background, but other communities might not agree. Illiteracy is an issue for the Tirole especially for the women and girls.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most rural Kunbi Tirole work in agriculture. In the cities many work as day laborers and in factories. The Tirole have a caste council that looks after their needs and promotes their interests. Men eat meat but most of their women are vegetarians. As Hindus, the Tirole do not eat beef. They are endogamous (they prefer to marry within their clan), and cousin marriages are common. Marriage to one spouse is the norm. Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again. Sons inherit the property upon the death of their father. Their dead are cremated. Tirole children frequently quit school after a few years to help their parents earn a living.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kunbi Tirole practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Their brand of Hinduism has elements of folk religion. The Tirole worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Tirole 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 as Christians do. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs. The main yearly holidays of the Kunbi people are 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. The caste system divides Hindus into four main categories. Dalits and tribal peoples are outside of the caste system. The Tirole fall within the working caste.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kunbi Tirole need to accept the abundant life only Jesus can give them. He alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life. The Tirole also need to learn new job skills to improve their place in Indian society. Rural Tirole need the benefits of modern medicine and good schools for their children.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kunbi Tirole in India.

* Pray that the council and village leaders who look after the Kunbi Tirole will give their lives to Jesus Christ and lead others into a disciple making movement. * Pray that gospel Marathi materials will lead them to salvation. * Pray that Indian believers befriend the Tirole and tell them about the Savior.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kunbi Tirole
People Name in Country Kunbi Tirole
Natural Name Tirole Kunbi
Population this Country 335,000
Population all Countries 335,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Alternate Names Tirole; कुंबी टिरोल
People ID 21339
ROP3 Code 118166
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 2
Largest States
Maharashtra
315,000
Madhya Pradesh
20,000
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 2
  Maharashtra 315,000
  Madhya Pradesh 20,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (256,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Khandesi
47,000
Hindi
13,000
Konkani, Goan
4,600
Ahirani
1,600
Nimadi
1,100
Gujarati
80
Kacchi
80
Primary Language Marathi (256,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Khandesi 47,000
  Hindi 13,000
  Konkani, Goan 4,600
  Ahirani 1,600
  Nimadi 1,100
  Gujarati 80
  Kacchi 80
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2015)
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
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 Marathi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.24 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.76 %
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 data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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