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Taga (Hindu traditions) in India

Taga (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
649,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Taga (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Taga are also referred to as Tyagi (or Tyagi Brahmin), and Tyagi is a common surname. Some say they were Brahmin at one time but became farmers and lost Brahmin status. They have been settled farmers for many years.

What are their lives like?
The Taga has two subdivisions, Dasa and Bisa. The former allow widow remarriage while the latter prohibit it. If a Bisa allows and approves widow remarriage he at once falls into the Dasa subdivision. They collect and dispose of ashes and bones on the third day after cremation. The gots (clans) regulate marriage alliances.

What are their beliefs?
The Taga people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
The Taga people have no way to protect themselves from the powers of darkness. They do not have access to Jesus Christ, the one who conquered death and brought light to the darkness.

Prayer Points
There is no indication of any followers of Jesus today among the Hindu Taga. There may be a few secret believers. However, it's not too early to pray for those who will come to Christ in saving faith.
Pray that Christian workers in the area won't overlook the Taga community.
Pray for the Taga community to increasingly become aware of their need for forgiveness of sin, and that they will seek the only savior.
Pray for Taga disciples to make other disciples.

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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:649,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (457,000)Delhi (169,000)
Uttarakhand (14,000)Haryana (2,500)
Chandigarh (1,300)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Taga (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Taga (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
TagahTyagi
Tyagi BrahmanTyagi Brahmin
तागा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113717
Joshua Project People ID: 18202
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 649,000
Population all Countries: 649,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Taga (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (518,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Eastern (25,000)Garhwali (1,200)
Haryanvi (1,100)Bagri (60)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
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Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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