Sargara in India

Joshua Project has identified the Sargara only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Sargara are a landless community. Their traditional and present-day occupation is splitting and selling wood. Those who breach community norms are fined and ostracized. They profess Hinduism, and Chammunda and Ambajee are their family deities. Their regional deities are Hanumanjee, Shankar, Mahakali and Ramdevjee. The Sargara traditionally do not take food and water from the lower scheduled castes, and food and water from the Sargara are not accepted by the upper castes.

Ministry Obstacles

To follow Jesus is to breach community norms, bringing significant ostracism.

Outreach Ideas

Christians need to help the Sargara people with physical and material needs, as well as telling them of Jesus.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There likely isn't a single follower of Jesus among the Sargara community today, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will fully grasp the significance of Jesus' sacrificial death, and will trust him fully for both forgiveness of sin and power to live life. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Sargara community will not find satisfaction in the worship of created things, but will be given a hunger to worship the Creator.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-12
People Name General Sargara
People Name in Country Sargara
Population in India 145,000
World Population 145,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Hiragar, Sagra
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Sargara
Ethnic Code CNN25o
People ID 18033
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:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (137,000) Madhya Pradesh (9,700) Gujarat (100) Chhattisgarh (10)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (137,000) Madhya Pradesh (9,700)
Gujarat (100) Chhattisgarh (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Marwari (80,000) Hindi (78,000) Mewari (7,100) Merwari (3,300)
Wagdi (1,600) Dhundari (900) Malvi (500) Gujarati (100)
Bagri (80)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marwari 80,000 Hindi 78,000
Mewari 7,100 Merwari 3,300
Wagdi 1,600 Dhundari 900
Malvi 500 Gujarati 100
Bagri 80

For Main Lanugage: Marwari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1815-1867)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1821)
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / Video Rajasthani Marwari Language Music Video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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