Taga, Muslim traditions in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



Farming is the main vocation of the Taga people, often referred to as the Tyagi people. Tyaga is often used as a surname. They have two sub-groups, Dasa (or Daswan) and Bisa (or Biswan). The Dasa allow widows to re-marry, and the Bisa forbid it. Marriages generally occur only within the Dasa and Bisa sub-groups. Each sub-group includes a number of clans, or gotras. Property is divided equally among sons only. The Taga may have been Brahmins at one time, but have lost their priestly status.

Ministry Obstacles

Most of the Taga living in India live in Uttar Pradesh, the "home of Hinduism". This state has not given a home to the Christian Gospel, however. Christians form only a tiny minority in this state.

Outreach Ideas

Please pray that indigenous evangelists and church planters working in Uttar Pradesh will be made aware of the Taga people. If the timing is right perhaps the Lord will send some of these workers to the Taga.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray for those who will soon come to Christ from this people group, that they will be devoted to one another in brotherly love, honoring one another above themselves, not lacking in spiritual fervor, serving the Lord joyfully.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will open the eyes of the Taga so they will see Jesus (or Isa, as he is known in the Koran) as he truly is, the Son of God, deity.

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People Name General Taga, Muslim traditions
People Name in Country Taga, Muslim traditions
Population in India 196,000
World Population 213,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tongewalle, Tyagi
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:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (190,000) Uttarakhand (6,000)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (190,000) Uttarakhand (6,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (189,000) Panjabi, Eastern (1,700) Garhwali (500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 189,000 Panjabi, Eastern 1,700
Garhwali 500
For Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Revised Urdu Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: UGV Devanagari Text / Printed Matter
Bible: اردو جیو ورژن Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
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 Urdu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

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