Meda in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Meda
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 52,000
World Population: 52,000
Primary Language: Kannada
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.12 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Meda are a Scheduled Tribe of Karnataka. That simply means that they have the status of a tribe, which is usually low in Hindu society. They have two groups, one who that speaks Kodagu and the other that speaks Kannada. They read and write in Kannada.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The main work they do is basket making and cultivation. The Meda have streams and wells for their water supply. They have a council of elders to settle disagreements among them.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. They have their own festivals.

What Are Their Needs?

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

Prayer Points

Pray that the council of elders come to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a movement to Christ. Pray that gospel materials and the internet to become easily accessible for them. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only Savior. Pray for workers.

Text Source:   Keith Carey