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Gagra in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,300 Punjabi, Eastern Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Gagra in India

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Introduction / History
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Gagra people were nomadic people who hunted for a living. Some have merged with other hunting peoples, so their numbers are declining. Living in a densely populated part of the world like northern India, they eventually had to become more like the people around them. Most have taken low-paying and low social status jobs. They once used to catch and apply leeches to remove impure blood as a service. Those that live in cities are likely to be rickshaw pullers or sweepers, both low-status jobs.

What are their lives like?
They have many "gotras" or clan-based communities based on lineage. When looking for a mate, the Gagra people avoid members of their own gotra, but also the gotra of their mother's brother and father's brother. There is confusion about their religious affiliation, though they are listed as unreached Hindus. One source says that they used to marry according to Muslim traditions, but now use Sikh marriage ceremonies instead. (Most live in Punjab, India's only state with a Sikh majority). That same source says that they can be Hindu, Sikh, or Christian.

The Gagra people will accept the help of modern medical health centers, but they will not approach the police or courts for justice. It did not say why, but most likely they have had bad experiences with India's judicial system.

What are their beliefs?
Though we know little about their religious affiliation, we know that they need Christ.

Prayer Points
Pray that they will have the opportunity to experience Christ's lavish, limitless love.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-11-23
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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:1,300
Largest States:
Punjab (900)Haryana (200)
Chandigarh (100)Himachal Pradesh (40)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
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People Name in Country: Gagra
People Name General: Gagra
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112026
Joshua Project People ID: 16771
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,300
Population all Countries: 1,300
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Gagra
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (300)Kangri (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism83.64 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small16.36 % 
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1959-2021
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
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Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
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Data Notes
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Gagra in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Dalit - other     Asia, South    
      Gagra India    
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            Gagra in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Punjabi, Eastern  
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