Moger in India

Joshua Project has identified the Moger only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The traditional vocation of the Moger was hunting and gathering, and the name Moger is derived from a Tulu word meaning rabbit. At present, many are employed as agricultural laborers. They are Hindus and worship spirits such as Panjurli, Kallurti, Guliga, and Bobbariya. They accept water and cooked food from the Bunt, Billava, Brahmin, Devadiga and others who are considered to be high castes. They are subdivided into a number of matrilineal clans. They marry across clan lines but not outside the Moger community.

Ministry Obstacles

Most Moger live in Karnataka, described as "South India's most spiritually needy state…there are now over 1,000 attacks each year by Hindu militants against Christians."

Outreach Ideas

South India has a fairly large Christian population. Pray for these Christians to become burdened to take the good news of Jesus Christ to those around them, including Hindu and Muslim people groups.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There has been no indication any of the Moger have come to follow Jesus Christ. However, we can have confidence there will be believers someday among the Moger, and we can pray for them even now. Pray they will be zealous to know and serve the Lord.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Moger people will come into contact with Christians in other communities who are real disciples of Jesus, people who will demonstrate the love of Christ to them.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Moger
People Name in Country Moger
Population in India 139,000
World Population 139,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhovi, Bovi, Bovis Mageyar, Bovis Mogeyar, Dheervera, Dheevara, Makaya, Malamoger, Malamoyer, Malayali Bovi, Marakala, Mogaveera, Mogavirar, Mogayar, Mogeru, Mogeya, Mogeyan, Mogeyar, Mokaya, Morgau, Moyan, Moyer, Mugaveera, Muggar, Mugger, Mukaya, Mukayan, Neelaboyi, Tulu Moyer, Veera
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asian, other
People Name General Moger
Ethnic Code CNN23z
People ID 17640
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)
Karnataka (90,000) Kerala (33,000) Maharashtra (9,300) Goa (4,600)
Pondicherry (600) Tamil Nadu (500) Delhi (50) Telangana (30)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (90,000) Kerala (33,000)
Maharashtra (9,300) Goa (4,600)
Pondicherry (600) Tamil Nadu (500)
Delhi (50) Telangana (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tulu (67,000) Malayalam (32,000) Kannada (21,000) Konkani (9,100)
Konkani, Goan (6,000) Marathi (600) Tamil (200) Telugu (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tulu 67,000 Malayalam 32,000
Kannada 21,000 Konkani 9,100
Konkani, Goan 6,000 Marathi 600
Tamil 200 Telugu 20
For Primary Language: Tulu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1842-1912)
New Testament Yes   (1847-2000)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Tulu Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

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: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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