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Vakkaliga Gangadikara in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
635,000 Kannada Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Vakkaliga Gangadikara in India

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Introduction / History
Early in the history of India, the Vakkaliga peoples were royal rulers. They were of Dravidian origin, the original inhabitants of India. Many of them are now farmers and livestock herders. They have a couple of subgroups, one of which is the Gangadikara.
This Hindu people group lives in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. They speak Kannada.

What are their lives like?
Vakkaliga Gangadikara people are agricultural by custom, although they have excelled in several fields of development in forestry, education, linguistics, arts, culture, health, and sciences.

What are their beliefs?
This unreached people group is completely Hindu in their religious belief system. They worship many gods, and these gods rule their lives.

What are their needs?
Although a full range of Bible resources exists in Kannada, the spoken language of Vakkaliga Gangadikara people, and though many of them are educated and serve in high places in Indian culture, they remain unreached with the gospel. How will they learn the truth unless someone is sent?

Prayer Points
Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Vakkaliga Gangadikara people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Vakkaliga Gangadikara families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Vakkaliga Gangadikara people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Vakkaliga Gangadikara people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:635,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (620,000)Tamil Nadu (10,000)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Vakkaliga Gangadikara
People Name General: Vakkaliga Gangadikara
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 118605
Joshua Project People ID: 21818
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 635,000
Population all Countries: 635,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Vakkaliga
People Name General: Vakkaliga Gangadikara
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kannada (635,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1988
New Testament:
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 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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Vakkaliga Gangadikara in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - Vakkaliga     Asia, South    
      Vakkaliga Gangadikara India    
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