Adi Karnataka in India

Unreached of the Day  2/20/2021

Adi Karnataka in India

Many Adi Karnataka people believe that several centuries ago, their ancestors belonged to a wealthy upper caste known as Samantha, who carried the status of kings. They live throughout Karnataka, especially near the famous city of Mysore, known for its elaborate Hindu temples and palaces. Being a Scheduled Caste, they hope to obtain government funds to assist them with education, medical needs, and housing. Unfortunately, such government assistance usually goes to those who need it the least.

Ministry Obstacles

The Adi Karnataka believe that they were born Hindu, and they will die as Hindu. They view accepting Christ as an act of disloyalty to their community.

Outreach Ideas

Strong Christian believers are needed to live among the Adi Karnataka so they can tell them about the Lord and allow them to see what living for the Lord can do for their families. Pray that biblical resources in the Kannada language would be widely distributed.

Scripture Focus

"Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way."  Psalm 25:8-9

Scripture Prayer

Pray for many from today’s people group to have the humility to learn from the Lord and follow His ways.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the few Adi Karnataka believers to be taught how to share Christ with their families and neighbors. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to thrive among the Adi Karnataka people starting this decade.



People Name Adi Karnataka
PronunciationAH-dee ker-NAH-tuh-kuh
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 2,974,000
World Population 2,974,000
Language Kannada
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image