Bagata in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bagata only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Bagata are a Scheduled Tribe of India who live in the state of Orissa and also in the state of Andhra Pradesh. They are thought to be one of the aboriginal tribes. They are also called Bagatha, Bagat, Bagodi, Bogad or Bhakta. They work as farmers to earn a living.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bagata have festivals, dances and like music. The Dhimsa is one of the dances and Bagata tribes of all ages, young to old take part, using much energy. In March and April, they dance at weddings and at social functions. The Dhimsa dance causes friendships with people in the nearby villages.

In the festive seasons, the dancers from a Bagata village go to other villages to dance and to take part in community feasts. The dances of the Bagata are called Sankidi Kelbar. Perhaps the gospel can best be communicated to them through dance.

The Bagata talk with each other in a form of the Oriya language. Their main language is Telugu. Their local dialect is Adivasi Oriya. Several dialects have their origins and have become well liked among the Bagata. They have a social hierarchy similar to other tribes in Orissa.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Bagata are Hindus and they worship Hindu gods and goddesses as well as their tribal gods.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-04
People Name General Bagata
People Name in Country Bagata
Population in India 173,000
World Population 173,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bagat, Bagatha, Bagodi, Bagota, Bakta, Bhagada, Bhagatha, Bhakta, Bogad, Bogatha, Padal, Rana
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Bagata
Ethnic Code CNN25l
People ID 16286
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh (160,000) Odisha (7,000) Karnataka (4,000) Telangana (1,000)
Tamil Nadu (200) Delhi (90) Pondicherry (30) Kerala (10)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh (160,000) Odisha (7,000)
Karnataka (4,000) Telangana (1,000)
Tamil Nadu (200) Delhi (90)
Pondicherry (30) Kerala (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  27  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telugu (149,000) Oriya (14,000) Hindi (3,500) Kannada (1,800)
Panjabi, Eastern (400) Kuvi (200) Gondi, Southern (100) Mundari (80)
Koya (80) Kui (70) Tamil (40) Marathi (40)
Munda (30) Bengali (30) Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar (30) Chhattisgarhi (30)
Santhali (20) Garo (20) Malayalam (20) Ho (10)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 149,000 Oriya 14,000
Hindi 3,500 Kannada 1,800
Panjabi, Eastern 400 Kuvi 200
Gondi, Southern 100 Mundari 80
Koya 80 Kui 70
Tamil 40 Marathi 40
Munda 30 Bengali 30
Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar 30 Chhattisgarhi 30
Santhali 20 Garo 20
Malayalam 20 Ho 10
For Primary Language: Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Telugu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Telugu Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.15 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.77 %
0.01 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.07 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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