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Madiga (Hindu traditions) in India

Madiga (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,398,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.21 % Unknown   

Madiga (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Madiga people are a scheduled caste, which means they have very little status in India.

Where are they located?
They are found mainly in the southern states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and also Maharashtra. In Andhra Pradesh, they are also called Adi Andhra, and Jambvalu. They live mainly in the rural regions.

What are their lives like?
Traditional work of Madiga people is making footwear, leather work and tanning. The women help in hide tanning, and act as midwives. They work in agriculture, though not many own their own land. In urban regions, many work in industry. They are not vegetarians, and they eat beef, and rice cereal. They are usually less than average in height.

Madiga people speak, read, and write Telugu, and also Tamil. This is important, because audio and visual Bible resources are available both of these large languages. They are not all literate.

Marriage is permitted among cousins. Marriages are usually arranged by exchange or by discussion among family members. Divorce is not allowed, but the bereaved may remarry. Inheritance goes to the oldest son.

A traditional caste council judges in disputes among Madiga people.

What are their beliefs?
Madiga people are mostly Hindus, though they are not vegetarian. Some are Buddhists, and it is reported that many have become Christians.

What are their needs?
Though Madiga people speak many languages in their localities, Bible audio and written resources are not available in every language they speak. Since their literacy rate is low, there is a particular need for audio resources in a language that they are able to understand, if not their own heart language.
They need to understand that the gods they worship cannot give them eternal life, nor can they correct their sin issues.

Prayer Points
* Pray that those who are true believers will lead those who are not to an understanding of the true creator God who loves them and paid the penalty for their sins. Pray for new church planting activities among them.

* Pray that Christ followers will have a major positive influence in every area of Madiga community life.

* Pray that increased educational opportunities among Madiga people will improve their quality of life.

* Pray that their need for literacy skills will be met by disciples who can help them with reading and basic skills.

References
Singh, K.S., ed. “India’s Communities A-Z”, Oxford university Press, USA 1999
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2016/10/17

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:7,398,000
Largest States:
Telangana (3,587,000)Andhra Pradesh (3,240,000)
Karnataka (517,000)Maharashtra (11,000)
West Bengal (10,000)Tamil Nadu (8,200)
Chhattisgarh (5,900)Jharkhand (3,400)
Kerala (2,700)Odisha (2,600)
Total States on file:30
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Madiga (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Madiga (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Adi AndhraAdi Jambava
Adi-Jambava MatangaArundhatiya
ArundhatiyanBaineedu
GosangiJambava
JambavaluJambavu
JamuniMadari
MadgiMadigollu
MathangaMathanpa
ROP3 Code: 112795
Joshua Project People ID: 17397
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,398,000
Population all Countries: 7,398,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Telugu
People Name General: Madiga (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (7,119,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
English (458,000)Kannada (190,000)
Konkani, Goan (400)Konkani (200)
Odia (200)Tulu (200)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.09 % 
Christianity0.21 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.71 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1966
New Testament:
1818-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFathers Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: తెలుగు - Telugu
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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