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Soligaru in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
40,000 Kannada Hinduism 0.08 % Unknown   

Soligaru in India

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Introduction / History
The Soligas people are a shy nomadic people who have lived in the Biligiriranga Hills region of southern Karnataka for hundreds of years.

Where are they located?
The Soligaru people live in Karnataka.

What are their lives like?
They are influenced little by modern ways, although younger generations are leaving and learning other ways.
Soligaru people harvest honey, berries, and timber from the forest. They are also cultivators of pigeon peas, beans, pumpkins, and millet for their own use. They build small shelters (pudus) deep in the forests of southern and western Ghats.

What are their beliefs?
The Soligaru people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is more of a catch-all phrase for the indigenous religions of South Asia, so there are many forms of it, each with its own deities and beliefs. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods whom they believe will give them favor and protection, much like a business transaction. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.

What are their needs?
Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Kannada, the spoken language of Soligaru people, they remain unreached with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of almighty God for them, and His provisional payment of the penalty for their sins. They need missionaries to go to them as Christ-bearers.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Soligaru culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Soligaru family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple-making movement among the Soligaru people.
Pray that soon Soligaru family leaders will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw other families to the Savior.

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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:40,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (40,000)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Soligaru
People Name General: Soligaru
Alternate People Names:
Gowdaसोलीगारु
ROP3 Code: 114488
Joshua Project People ID: 18798
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 40,000
Population all Countries: 40,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Soligaru
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kannada (17,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sholaga (11,000)Telugu (4,200)
Tamil (500)Tulu (80)
Marathi (60)Konkani (20)
Hindi (10)Malayalam (10)
Urdu (Unknown)Gujarati (Unknown)
Total Languages: 11
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity0.08 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.62 % 
Islam0.16 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.12 % 
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:
1823-2023Audio
Complete Bible: 1827-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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 AppBible app direct APK download
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
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
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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Soligaru in India

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