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Banijiga in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
713,000 Kannada Hinduism 0.12 % Unknown   

Banijiga in India

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Introduction / History
The Lingayat have a sub group called the Banajiga who live in Karnataka in India. They speak, read and write in Kannada and are vegetarians who eat wheat and rice as cereals.

They have cousin marriages and have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried in a sitting position and they have yearly ancestor worship.

They work in cultivation, trading and business. Hinduism is their religion. There are professionals among them such as teachers, doctors and engineers. Their children go to school. Modern medicines are used by them.

They live in Belgaum and other regions of Karnataka.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel materials will bring the Lingayat to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to Jesus Christ, too.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:713,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (673,000)Maharashtra (16,000)
Tamil Nadu (14,000)Andhra Pradesh (4,200)
Telangana (3,400)Kerala (1,200)
Goa (1,200)Delhi (200)
Gujarat (70)
Total States on file:9
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Banijiga
People Name General: Banijiga
Alternate People Names:
Adi BanijigaAgni
Balegaraबनिजिगा
ROP3 Code: 111639
Joshua Project People ID: 16473
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 713,000
Population all Countries: 713,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Kannada
People Name General: Banijiga
Ethnic Code: CNN23a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kannada (560,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (120,000)Tulu (13,000)
Tamil (5,500)Marathi (3,700)
Konkani (1,400)Konkani, Goan (600)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.12 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.68 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.20 % 
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: 1812-1988
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 RecordingsFather's Love Letter
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
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
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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Banijiga in India

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