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Vakkaliga in India

Vakkaliga

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,696,000 Kannada Hinduism 0.22 % Unknown   

Vakkaliga in India

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Summary
Animal husbandry, settled cultivation and horticulture are the traditional occupations of this community. They are Hindu by religion and celebrate festivals like Hire Suggi and Kire Suggi (harvest festivals). Only men participate in their traditional Suggi Kunita dance. A widow is allowed to live with a man of her choice without a ceremonial marriage.

Ministry Obstacles
The Vakkaliga community may have many misconceptions about what it means to know and follow Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Redemptive analogies coupled with favorable relationships with these people may be helpful.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the Christians among the Bakkaliga, that they will be accurately instructed in the faith, and become mature disciples of Christ. Pray they will put off falsehood and speak truthfully to one another, in love.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Vakkaliga community, that they will be able to support their families adequately, and have access to health care. Pray they will desire to worship the Creator, not the creation.

Scripture Focus
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:6,696,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (6,175,000)Tamil Nadu (233,000)
Maharashtra (152,000)Andhra Pradesh (62,000)
Kerala (36,000)Telangana (27,000)
Goa (4,800)Delhi (2,200)
Gujarat (1,100)Madhya Pradesh (900)
Total States on file:24
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Vakkaliga
People Name General: Vakkaliga
Alternate People Names:
AkutotaChristian
DesaiDommari
GurudaHagada
HallikarHegadpar
HegdeHeggade
HeggedeIllela
KapuKunchitiga
KuruvaMusugu
ROP3 Code: 113838
Joshua Project People ID: 18293
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,696,000
Population all Countries: 6,696,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Kannada
People Name General: Vakkaliga
Ethnic Code: CNN23a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kannada (5,872,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (183,000)Tulu (131,000)
Konkani (70,000)Tamil (25,000)
Konkani, Goan (23,000)Bellari (400)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.22 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.80 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / Small0.99 % 
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1988
New Testament:
1823-1995Audio
Complete Bible: 1831-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 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 RecordingsKannada Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Vakkaliga in India

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