Kunbi Konkani in India

Unreached of the Day  2/15/2021

Kunbi Konkani in India

pronounced: kohn-kuh-NEE KOON-bee

How many of you dread mouth and throat cancer? The Kunbi Konkani people often get it because they smoke homemade cigarettes. These are farmers, herdsmen or day laborers who belong to the low status Shudra caste. Konkani refers to the language of Goa, a small former Portuguese colony which is south of Gujarat and Maharashtra, two states where most Kunbi Konkani people now live. Many of them now speak other languages.

Ministry Obstacles

Hinduism offers a spiritual mindset that is very flexible. It is hard for them to accept the narrow way that Jesus told us to take.

Outreach Ideas

Believers with a health care background can go to Kunbi Konkani villages and offer them ways to get out of tobacco addiction. It's also possible that believers from Goa can go to them.

Scripture Focus

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Ps 23:4

Scripture Prayer

Fear is a liar! Pray that this people group will be fear-free when they decide to follow the Lord.

Prayer Focus

Pray for Kunbi believers to reach out to their own people. * Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Kunbi Konkani families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group. * Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Kunbi people teachable and understanding hearts. * Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Kunbi families into a rich experience of God's blessing.

People Name Konkani Kunbi
Pronunciation:kohn-kuh-NEE KOON-bee
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 665,000
World Population 665,000
Language Konkani, Goan
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image