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Nagartha in India



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Nagartha in India

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Introduction / History
The Nagartha people of southern India came originally from the northern Indian, specifically the ancient city of Ayodhya, the place Hindus believe is the birthplace of their god Rama. The Nagarthas were traditionally merchants, skilled artisans, moneylenders, and farm owners.

Where are they located?
The Nagartha people live in the south Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
Nagarthas are members of the third main caste of Hinduism, the Vaishya or merchant class. They are a forward (ie, privileged) class and therefore not eligible for India's affirmative action programs. They are mostly well educated and economically self-sufficient. Nagarthas encourage their children to obtain a college education.

What are their beliefs?
The Nagartha practice Hinduism, the predominant, historic religion of India. One large group of Nagartha worship Vishnu, the preserver god while another main group worship Shiva, the destroyer god. They strive to follow the religious customs of the Brahmins, the highest and priestly caste of Hinduism. The Nagartha cremate their dead and have the unusual custom of carrying their dead in a blanket.

Prayer Points
* Pray the Nagartha would find their true riches in the Lord Jesus Christ.
* Pray the Lord would lead the Nagartha to hunger for and read the Bible. It is available in their three main languages.
* Pray the Lord would raise up growing, Bible believing churches in the Nagartha community.

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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:53,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (40,000)Tamil Nadu (13,000)
Total States on file:2
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nagartha
People Name General: Nagartha
Alternate People Names:
AyodhyanagaradavaruNagarakulam
NagarataNagarattar
Nattu Kotai ChettiNattukkotai Cettiar
Nattukottai Chettiarनगरता
ROP3 Code: 113200
Joshua Project People ID: 17742
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 53,000
Population all Countries: 53,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Kannada
People Name General: Nagartha
Ethnic Code: CNN23a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kannada (38,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (10,000)Telugu (4,200)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.85 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.15 % 
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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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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