Jaggali in India

Joshua Project has identified the Jaggali only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Tanning has always been the main occupation of the Jaggali people. They make shoes and repair old ones. For this reason these 11,000 people are sometimes associated with the much more numerous Chamars. Today some of them do upholstery work or ride cycle rickshaws.

Where Are they Located?

For the most part, the Jaggali people live in the state of Odisha, formerly called Orissa. Some of them live in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh or even Tamil Nadu, which is further south. Though many of them speak Oriya, the language of Odisha, their mother tongue is Telegu, the language of Andhra Pradesh.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Working with the hides of cattle in a Hindu land means that they have very low status. Most Hindus consider them to be inferior. Tanning work is very unpleasant partly because of the strong odor, so their work environment is not a good one. Their literacy rate is low even for a scheduled caste in Odisha. This keeps them from advancing economically.
What are their beliefs?

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Jaggali people are now 100 percent Hindu, though the book, "The Scheduled Castes" tells us that there were once Christians among them.

What Are Their Needs?

The Jaggali people need better educational opportunities. They also need to hear the gospel.

Prayer Points

* Pray for educational opportunities for the Jaggali people.
* Pray for evangelists and missionaries to take non-printed gospel materials such as the JESUS Film to the Jaggali people. Since they speak Telegu, there are plenty of materials available to them.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-19
People Name General Jaggali
People Name in Country Jaggali
Population in India 12,000
World Population 12,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chamar, Gangavamsamu, Godari, Jagapanthi, Jalari, Jambava, Loliya, Madiga, Muchi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Jaggali
Ethnic Code CNN23d
People ID 16975
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:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (7,600) Andhra Pradesh (1,900) Karnataka (1,500) Tamil Nadu (500)
Telangana (400) Pondicherry (10)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (7,600) Andhra Pradesh (1,900)
Karnataka (1,500) Tamil Nadu (500)
Telangana (400) Pondicherry (10)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telugu (7,200) Oriya (3,500) Kannada (600) Kui (200)
Tamil (100) Kurux (50) Santhali: Karmali (20) Ho
Mundari: Bhumij
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 7,200 Oriya 3,500
Kannada 600 Kui 200
Tamil 100 Kurux 50
Santhali: Karmali 20 Ho 10
Mundari: Bhumij 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
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
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0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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