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Sargara in India

Sargara

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
147,000 Marwari Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Sargara in India

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Summary
The Sargara are a landless community. Their traditional and present-day occupation is splitting and selling wood. Those who breach community norms are fined and ostracized. They profess Hinduism, and Chammunda and Ambajee are their family deities. Their regional deities are Hanumanjee, Shankar, Mahakali and Ramdevjee. The Sargara traditionally do not take food and water from the lower scheduled castes, and food and water from the Sargara are not accepted by the upper castes.

Ministry Obstacles
To follow Jesus is to breach community norms, bringing significant ostracism.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to help the Sargara people with physical and material needs, as well as telling them of Jesus.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There likely isn't a single follower of Jesus among the Sargara community today, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will fully grasp the significance of Jesus' sacrificial death, and will trust him fully for both forgiveness of sin and power to live life. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for God's blessing on the leaders in the Sargara community, along with their families, and for their people to welcome and enjoy God's provision. Pray they will not find satisfaction in the worship of created things, but will be given a hunger to worship the Creator.

Scripture Focus
"The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory." Isaiah 66:18

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-12
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:147,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (137,000)Madhya Pradesh (9,700)
Gujarat (400)Chhattisgarh (10)
Total States on file:4
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sargara
People Name General: Sargara
Alternate People Names:
HiragarSagra
सरगारा
ROP3 Code: 113528
Joshua Project People ID: 18033
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 147,000
Population all Countries: 147,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Rajasthan
People Name General: Sargara
Ethnic Code: CNN25o
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marwari (74,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rwr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (58,000)Mewari (7,200)
Merwari (3,300)Wagdi (1,600)
Gujarati (1,000)Dhundari (900)
Malvi (500)Bagri (80)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.06 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.89 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.05 % 
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: 1815-1867
New Testament:
1820-1821
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / VideoRavi's Way (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWelcome Jesus (Indigitube.tv)
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Sargara in India

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