Beda Jangam in India

Joshua Project has identified the Beda Jangam only in India

Population

284,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Prabhudev Kalmath


Introduction / History

The Beda Jangam are followers of the Veerashaiva sect and they are a religious beggar and priestly class. Their gotras are Veera, Nandi, Bhrungi, Vrashabha and Skand. They are in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and Tamil Nadu. In Karnataka they live in the districts of Shimoga, Chitradurga, Davanagere and Chikkamangalore.


What are Their Lives Like?

Their occupations are religious begging, agriculture, petty business and government and private service.


What are Their Beliefs?

They believe in the gods Shiva, Shakthi and Panchacharyas. They wear Istalingas (representation of Shiva, used as a symbol for worship in temples) on their bodies.


What are Their Needs?

Their greatest need is for sufficient food, education and good employment.




Profile Source: Prabhudev Kalmath
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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Beda Jangam
People Name in Country Beda Jangam
ROP3 Code 111508
Joshua Project People ID 16366
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 284,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Ayya, Badgi Jangam, Budga Jangam, Kuruvikkaran, Nakkala, Nakkalavandlu, Tolubomalawaru,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 611,295 Telugu 81,480 Marathi 16,235 Oriya 7,100
Konkani 4,460 Tamil 3,490 Konkani, Goan 1,850 Hindi 895
Tulu 880 Kui 340 Gujarati 100 Kurux 90
Nimadi 50 Vaagri Booli 50 Chhattisgarhi 45
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Beda Jangam
Ethnic Code CNN23a
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.92%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.08%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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