Taga, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Taga, Hindu only in India

Population

524,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

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
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tyagi, Tyagi Brahman
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Taga, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 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
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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