Taga, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Taga, Hindu only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


A Pilgrimage

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The Taga are also referred to as Tyagi (or Tyagi Brahman), and Tyagi is a common surname. Some say they were Brahman at one time, but became farmers and lost Brahman status. They have been settled farmers for many years. The Taga have two subdivisions, Dasa and Bisa. The former allow widow remarriage while the latter prohibit it. If a Bisa allows and approves widow remarriage he at once falls into the Dasa subdivision. Ashes and bones are collected and disposed of on the third day after cremation. The gots (clans) regulate marriage alliances.

Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual darkness pervades those entrapped in Hinduism.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that Christian workers in the area won't overlook the Taga community. Pray they will no longer be a forgotten people.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There is no indication of any followers of Jesus today among the Hindu Taga. There may be a few secret believers. However, it's not too early to pray for those who will come to Christ in saving faith. They will need prayer support.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Taga community to increasingly become aware of their need for forgiveness of sin, and that they will seek a Savior.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Taga, Hindu
People Name in Country Taga, Hindu
Population in India 524,000
World Population 524,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tagah, Tyagi, Tyagi Brahman
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Taga, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 18202
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:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (391,000) Delhi (134,000) Uttarakhand (13,000) Chandigarh (1,100)
Haryana (800)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (391,000) Delhi (134,000)
Uttarakhand (13,000) Chandigarh (1,100)
Haryana (800)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (510,000) Panjabi, Eastern (21,000) Garhwali (1,200) Haryanvi (1,100)
Bagri (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 510,000 Panjabi, Eastern 21,000
Garhwali 1,200 Haryanvi 1,100
Bagri 20

For Main Lanugage: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
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: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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