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Balija Bogam in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
75,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Balija Bogam in India

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Introduction / History
The Natavallolu are also called Balija Bogam. The word Bogam is to do with pleasure as their traditional work was to do with dancing. Not many of them do that now. Hinduism is their religion. They speak, read and write in Telugu and Kannada. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

The Natavallolu do have cousin marriages. Marriages are adult and through discussion. Male divorcees and widowers can marry again. There are marriage rituals. Sons and daughters get same shares of the property on the death of the father. The professionals among them cremate the dead while the rest of them bury the dead.

The Natavallolu work mainly in agriculture and in businesses. They make use of government help. Most of them live in Karnataka with some of them living in Andhra Pradesh too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials lead them to salvation.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:75,000
Largest States:
Telangana (34,000)Karnataka (32,000)
Tamil Nadu (4,200)Maharashtra (1,600)
Odisha (1,300)Chhattisgarh (1,200)
Madhya Pradesh (100)
Total States on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Balija Bogam
People Name General: Balija Bogam
Alternate People Names:
BogamGazula
KasbanKavarai
MunnurMutrasi
NaiduVaidu
बलिजा बोगम
ROP3 Code: 117913
Joshua Project People ID: 21089
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 75,000
Population all Countries: 75,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Balija Bogam
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (51,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (23,000)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.66 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.34 % 
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: 1812-1966
New Testament:
1818-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 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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Balija Bogam in India

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