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Bagata in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
149,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.69 % Unknown   

Bagata in India

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Introduction / History
Bagata are a scheduled tribe of India. They are thought to be one of the aboriginal tribes. They are also called Bagatha, Bagat, Bagodi, Bogad or Bhakta.

Where are they located?
They live in the state of Odisha and also in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
They work as farmers to earn a living.

Bagata people celebrate festivals, dances and music. Dhimsa is one of the dances and Bagata tribes of all ages enjoy energetic dancing, and all ages take part. In March and April, they dance at weddings and at social functions. Dance encourages friendships with people in the nearby villages. During festive seasons dancers from a Bagata village go to other villages to dance and to participate in community feasts. The dances of the Bagata are called Sankidi Kelbar. Perhaps the gospel can best be communicated to them through dance.

Bagata speak with one another in a form of the Oriya language. One of their main languages is Telugu. Their local dialect is Adivasi Oriya.

They have a social hierarchy similar to other tribes in Odisha.

What are their beliefs?
Bagata people are mostly Hindus. They worship Hindu gods and goddesses in addition to their family and tribal gods.

What are their needs?
Scripture resources, written, audio, and visual exist in the Telugu language of Bagata people, yet they are unreached.

Their worship of many gods, and their dance, perhaps fills an emotional need, but their genuine spiritual need cannot be touched in these ways.

Bagata people need to see their critical need for their Savior, who loves them and desires a personal relationship with them. They need to see past their world, and see that they have no acceptance with the Creator of the universe, except through His Son.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Bagata people will become interested in Jesus Christ via film, recordings and the written word which are available in their Telugu language.
* Pray that God will raise up Indian churches to boldly and lovingly evangelize this people group for whom Christ died and rose again.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among them.
* Pray that, as David danced before Jehovah God, Bagata people will dance before Him in joyful worship.

References
www.indianetzone.com/8/bagata_tribe.htm
http://www.wycliffe.net/en/searchresults/tabid/88/language/en-us/default.aspx?q=oriya+language
http://www.wycliffe.net/en/searchresults/tabid/88/language/en-us/default.aspx?q=telugu+bible+resources

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-04
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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:149,000
Largest States:
Andhra Pradesh (135,000)Odisha (9,000)
Karnataka (4,300)Telangana (900)
Tamil Nadu (200)Delhi (90)
Puducherry (30)Kerala (10)
Total States on file:8
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bagata
People Name General: Bagata
Alternate People Names:
BagatBagatha
BagodiBagota
BaktaBhagada
BhagathaBhakta
BogadBogatha
PadalRana
बगटा
ROP3 Code: 111411
Joshua Project People ID: 16286
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 149,000
Population all Countries: 149,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Bagata
Ethnic Code: CNN25l
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (126,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Odia (12,000)Hindi (4,300)
Kannada (1,900)Oriya, Adivasi (1,000)
Kuvi (400)Mundari (100)
Bengali (60)Punjabi, Eastern (60)
Munda (60)Kui (50)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 26
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity0.69 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.62 % 
Islam0.32 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.35 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1966
New Testament:
1818-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-2002
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Pearl of Great Price
Film / VideoThe Story
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: తెలుగు - Telugu
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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