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Madiga (Christian traditions) in India

Madiga (Christian traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
645,000 Telugu Christianity 100.00 % Unknown   

Madiga (Christian traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Madiga people are occupational shoe makers in the caste society of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. They belong to Scheduled Caste Community. Traditionally they are considered outcastes doing unclean jobs so untouchables.

Where are they located?
They are located in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka.

What are their lives like?
Their houses are in the outskirts of villages. They do jobs connected with leather and dead cattle. They make shoes, belts and other leather materials. They also play 'tappeta' a hand drum before village deities. They perform rituals like yoke roping the new bullocks. They also attend cremation duties. They are poor.

What are their beliefs?
After the colonial rule many of them had converted to Christianity. Some follow Buddhism due to the influence of Dr. B R Ambedkar. Some follow Hinduism.

Prayer Points
Though many of them had converted to Christianity, since they remain nominal Spiritual revival, education and Employment are urgent needs for prayer.

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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:645,000
Largest States:
Telangana (281,000)Andhra Pradesh (270,000)
Karnataka (79,000)Tamil Nadu (6,100)
Maharashtra (2,500)Chhattisgarh (1,200)
Odisha (1,200)West Bengal (800)
Puducherry (600)Jharkhand (600)
Total States on file:18
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People Name in Country: Madiga (Christian traditions)
People Name General: Madiga (Christian traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Adi JambavaArundhatiyan
Sindholuमाडीगा (क्रिस्चियन ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111834
Joshua Project People ID: 16625
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 645,000
Population all Countries: 645,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Christian
People Name General: Madiga (Christian traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Telugu (601,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (27,000)English (7,300)
Konkani, Goan (60)Konkani (Unknown)
Total Languages: 5
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity100.00 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
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]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1966
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1854-2002
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 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 / 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
Film / VideoThe Story
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
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Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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