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Nagartha in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:64,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (49,000)Tamil Nadu (15,000)
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People Name in Country: Nagartha
People Name General: Nagartha
Alternate People Names:
Nattu Kotai ChettiNattukkotai Cettiar
Nattukottai Chettiarनगरता
ROP3 Code: 113200
Joshua Project People ID: 17742
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 64,000
Population all Countries: 64,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Nagartha
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kannada (40,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (10,000)Telugu (4,400)
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:
Complete Bible: 1827-2022
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 RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOral Bible Stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Kannada
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Kannada
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Nagartha in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Nagartha India    
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