Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other South Asian

Language: Kannada - (kan)

Alternate Name(s): Kari,Jadar,Shivachari, Nekar,Nolamba,Panchamsali,Kumbara,Jiir,Nagaleeka,Kshourad,Kayakad,Kshourik,Navi,Navaliga,Kelsi,Kalger,Nakika,Novindra,Chourad

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: India

Also found in:

Population: 3,430,000

Global Population: 3,430,000

PEID: 41234

ROP: 112764

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity

Overview: The Kannada-speaking Lingayat of India, numbering 3,430,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Other South Asian people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in India. Their primary language is Kannada. The primary religion practiced by the Kannada-speaking Lingayat is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

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