Handi Jogi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Handi Jogi only in India

Population

22,200

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

"Get out! We do not want you or your pigs in this village!" Jegan stuttered, "This has been my family’s home for generations. I do not intend to leave…." "Leave NOW! And take your ugly-faced pigs and their diseases with you! By this time, a crowd was gathering, some with sticks and rocks. Standing behind the belligerent old man, they glared at Jegan. The Jogi pig herder began to collect his pigs before departing the place of his birth. He sighed and took one look back as the mob dispersed.
Already living in abject poverty, the Handi Jogi pig herders face more than just financial hardship. Other people groups who view them as human garbage discriminate against them. Their occupation-pig rearing-is considered not only shameful, but a source of disease. Their status is about as low as it gets in a Hindu society.

The government of Sri Lanka does not even recognize the existence of the Handi Jogi. Imagine how worthless the members of this unreached people group must feel!

The Bible says that God views the Handi Jogi quite differently. It says He created all mankind and gave them their uniqueness. God has a purpose for this people group in His kingdom.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Handi Jogi to hear how valuable they are to the Creator of all things. Pray for them to learn that God sent His only Son so they could have eternal life and with a purpose.

References

http://archive.deccanherald.com/Deccanherald/mar192005/d7.asp
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Handi-Jogi-People/#sthash.hNNrm5Xh.dpuf



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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 Handi Jogi
People Name in Country Handi Jogi
ROP3 Code 112231
Joshua Project People ID 16930
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 22,200
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Handi Chickka, Handi Golla, Handichikka, Pandula Jogi, Ram Jogi, Ramajogula, Ramajogular,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 15,047 Kannada 7,465 Konkani 5
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Handi Jogi
Ethnic Code CNN23d
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
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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