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Ager (Hindu traditions) in India

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17,000 Kannada Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Ager (Hindu traditions) in India

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The Ager people's name comes from the word "agara" meaning "salt pan." They are salt manufacturers who live mainly in certain coastal districts of Karnataka, though some live further north in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Many of them use their community name as a surname, so anyone who calls themselves Ager is probably from this salt-making community. Few of them own land. Though they eat wheat and rice as their staple cereals, the Ager people enjoy fish and wild game when they get a chance to eat it.

They only practice adult marriage. The bride price and dowry are paid both in cash and goods. After the marriage, the couple lives close to the groom's family. Everyone in an Ager family might work; men, women and children.

The Agers are Hindus who worship a number of local and regional gods and celebrate Hindu festivals. Some consult witchdoctors. This community is open to having their children educated, but they often drop out. Missionaries have provided them with medical care and educational opportunities. Thanks to mission efforts, a few Ager people have embraced Christ, though the numbers are so small that they are still considered to be an unreached people group.

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)

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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:17,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (7,800)Rajasthan (3,100)
Goa (1,500)Delhi (1,500)
Uttar Pradesh (1,000)Maharashtra (1,000)
Gujarat (300)Dadra and Nagar Haveli (300)
Punjab (100)Uttarakhand (100)
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People Name in Country: Ager (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Ager (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Mith AgriNoongar
Sisodia Rajputअगेर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111279
Joshua Project People ID: 19163
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 17,000
Population all Countries: 18,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Ager (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Kannada (4,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (3,200)Konkani (1,800)
Konkani, Goan (1,200)Marathi (1,000)
Sindhi (1,000)Gujarati (500)
Marwari (500)Dhundari (300)
Punjabi, Eastern (70)Bagri (50)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.23 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.77 % 
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
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Bible Portions: 1812-1988
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1827-2022
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