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Vakkaliga in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,403,000 Kannada Hinduism 0.21 % Unknown   

Vakkaliga in India

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Animal husbandry, settled cultivation and horticulture are the traditional occupations of this community. They are Hindu by religion and celebrate festivals like Hire Suggi and Kire Suggi (harvest festivals). Only men participate in their traditional Suggi Kunita dance. A widow is allowed to live with a man of her choice without a ceremonial marriage.

Ministry Obstacles
The Vakkaliga community may have many misconceptions about what it means to know and follow Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Redemptive analogies coupled with favorable relationships with these people may be helpful.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the Christians among the Vakkaliga, that they will be accurately instructed in the faith, and become mature disciples of Christ. Pray they will put off falsehood and speak truthfully to one another, in love.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Vakkaliga community, that they will be able to support their families adequately, and have access to health care. Pray they will desire to worship the Creator, not the creation.

Scripture Focus
Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah

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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-23
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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:6,403,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (5,897,000)Tamil Nadu (227,000)
Maharashtra (150,000)Andhra Pradesh (58,000)
Kerala (35,000)Telangana (26,000)
Goa (4,600)Delhi (2,000)
Gujarat (1,000)Madhya Pradesh (900)
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People Name in Country: Vakkaliga
People Name General: Vakkaliga
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113838
Joshua Project People ID: 18293
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,403,000
Population all Countries: 6,403,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Vakkaliga
People Name General: Vakkaliga
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kannada (5,965,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (172,000)Tulu (123,000)
Konkani (68,000)Tamil (26,000)
Konkani, Goan (23,000)Kodava (1,200)
Marathi (1,200)Bellari (400)
Total Languages: 9
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity0.21 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.75 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.03 % 
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1988
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1827-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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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 ...
Audio RecordingsStoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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 audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Kannada)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Vakkaliga in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - Vakkaliga     Asia, South    
      Vakkaliga India    
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            Vakkaliga in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Kannada  
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