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Agaru in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Agaru in India

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Introduction / History
Agaru people are found only in India. They are a small caste of farmers.

Where are they located?
Agaru people are located in Nellimerla near Vizianagram. They live in the state of Odisha in eastern India.

What are their lives like?
Agaru people are cultivators of the betel plant. It is a stimulant and antiseptic. Men and women grow these plants and sell them at markets.

What are their beliefs?
Agaru people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Agaru people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring/Diwali, the festival of lights/Navratri, the celebration of autumn/and Rama Novami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Telugu, their spoken language, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and His provisional payment of the penalty for their sins. They are missing out on the abundant life that only Christ can offer!

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Holy Sprit to give the Agaru people of India teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Sprit will bring entire Agaru families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
* Pray for Agaru families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
* Pray for teas of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Agaru family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.

References
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Castes_and_Tribes_of_Southern_India/Agaru
https://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=49622

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,600
Largest States:
Andhra Pradesh (1,100)Odisha (500)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Agaru
People Name General: Agaru
Alternate People Names:
AgavuAguru
अगरु
ROP3 Code: 111278
Joshua Project People ID: 16176
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,600
Population all Countries: 1,600
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Agaru
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (1,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Odia (400)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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 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: 1812-1966
New Testament:
1818-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-2016
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 RecordingsFather's 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 / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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 Story
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: తెలుగు - Telugu
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Telugu)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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