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Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) in India

Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
151,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.60 % Unknown   

Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Nagarchi live in India and Bangladesh. In India they live in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Their traditional work is playing the drums.

In central India many of the Nagarchi live among the Gond people. There are no villages where only the Nagarchi live. They are Hindus by religion and are endogamous. Their education level is low so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

The language the Nagarchi speak is Nagarchal. In Maharashtra they also speak Marathi and also Rajasthani in Rajasthan. In Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh they speak in Hindi too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that God will give the Nagarchi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-31
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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:151,000
Largest States:
Chhattisgarh (115,000)West Bengal (16,000)
Jharkhand (15,000)Odisha (2,400)
Madhya Pradesh (600)Tripura (600)
Rajasthan (500)Bihar (400)
Maharashtra (300)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (30)
Total States on file:10
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People Name in Country: Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Shabdakarनागरची (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113199
Joshua Project People ID: 17741
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 151,000
Population all Countries: 169,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: AUG06b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (94,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chhattisgarhi (32,000)Sadri (11,000)
Bengali (5,100)Kurux (2,600)
Santhali (2,500)Odia (2,200)
Magahi (1,100)Marathi (300)
Munda (200)Punjabi, Eastern (100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 32
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.03 % 
Christianity0.60 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism96.72 % 
Islam0.12 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.03 % 
Unknown2.50 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (
Film / VideoCoconuts (
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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