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Vakkaliga unspecified in India

Vakkaliga unspecified

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,659,000 Kannada Hinduism 0.21 % Unknown   

Vakkaliga unspecified in India

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Introduction / History
The Vakkaliga once were among the royal peoples of southern India, but those days are long gone. Animal husbandry, settled cultivation and horticulture are the traditional occupations of this community.

What are their lives like?
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.

What are their beliefs?
They are Hindu by religion and celebrate festivals like Hire Suggi and Kire Suggi (harvest festivals).

What are their needs?
The Vakkaliga community may have many misconceptions about what it means to know and follow Christ. Redemptive analogies coupled with favorable relationships with these people may be helpful.

Prayer Points
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 Vakkaliga community, that they will be able to support their families adequately and have access to health care.
Pray for Vakkaliga disciples who will make more disciples, transforming their community into what God desires for them.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-23
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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:6,659,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (5,889,000)Tamil Nadu (223,000)
Maharashtra (151,000)Andhra Pradesh (59,000)
Kerala (36,000)Telangana (26,000)
Goa (4,600)Delhi (2,100)
Gujarat (1,000)Madhya Pradesh (900)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Vakkaliga unspecified
People Name General: Vakkaliga
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113838
Joshua Project People ID: 18293
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,659,000
Population all Countries: 6,659,000
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 (5,979,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (173,000)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 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:
Complete Bible: 1827-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
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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
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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
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Vakkaliga unspecified in India

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