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 167,000
World Population 167,000
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 (157,000) Odisha (6,900) Karnataka (4,000) Telangana (1,000)
Tamil Nadu (200) Delhi (90) Kerala (10) Pondicherry (10)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh (157,000) Odisha (6,900)
Karnataka (4,000) Telangana (1,000)
Tamil Nadu (200) Delhi (90)
Kerala (10) Pondicherry (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 Main Lanugage: Telugu

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