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Devadiga (Hindu traditions) in India

Devadiga (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
180,000 Tulu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Devadiga (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Devadiga of India live mainly in Tulu Nadu in South Western India in Karnataka and Kerala. They speak in Tulu and in Kannada.

The Devadiga are Hindus by religion. They are temple attendants and temple musicians. In Tula regions they have a form of spirit worship.

They have a system where the family of the mother controls family and property dealings and functions too.

The Devadiga have contributed to a classical folk art tradition called Yakshagana that is well liked in South India.

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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:180,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (164,000)Maharashtra (7,900)
Goa (6,100)Tamil Nadu (400)
Telangana (400)Kerala (200)
Delhi (70)Andhra Pradesh (20)
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People Name in Country: Devadiga (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Devadiga (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Konkan ValegarMoili
ROP3 Code: 111921
Joshua Project People ID: 16693
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 180,000
Population all Countries: 180,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Devadiga (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Tulu (64,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tcy    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (37,000)Konkani, Goan (34,000)
Konkani (15,000)Marathi (1,700)
Tamil (50)
Total Languages: 6
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism2.31 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.69 % 
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: 1842-1912
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tulu
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterBible: Tulu
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