Samagara in India

Joshua Project has identified the Samagara only in India

Population

95,500

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Samagara are a hard working people. They have followed the Hindu religion for ages, never having embraced other religions.


Where are they Located?

They live mainly in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.


What are Their Lives Like?

Their main occupation is the working of leather and manufacture of footwear popularly called Kolhapuri chappals. Presently a large number have switched over to other professions. Education among the present generation is on the rise.

A certain cluster of families is are highly educated and well settled.

Women join in the labor of the community and also wield power in making decisions.

In addition to Malayalam they also speak Kannada and Tula.


What are Their Beliefs?

They have an unflinching faith in Hinduism. They are mostly devotees of Shiva and Durga. They worship in all types of temples. They conduct regular satsang on Sundays in Hyderabad.


What are Their Needs?

They need financial help to rise out of poverty. Once given an opportunity, they will probably advance quickly.


References

Sing, K. S., ed. India's Communities, Vol. VI, Oxford University Press, USA (June 3, 1999). pg. 3112



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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 Samagara
People Name in Country Samagara
ROP3 Code 113501
Joshua Project People ID 18008
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 95,500
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Chamagar, Chambar,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 67,251 Marathi 24,057 Tulu 4,950 Konkani 333
Telugu 250 Malayalam 126 Konkani, Goan 80 Tamil 28
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Samagara
Ethnic Code CNN25j
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
93.26%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
6.74%
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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