Taga, Hindu traditions in India

Joshua Project has identified the Taga, Hindu traditions only in India






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Main Language



The Taga are also referred to as Tyagi (or Tyagi Brahmin), and Tyagi is a common surname. Some say they were Brahmin at one time, but became farmers and lost Brahmin 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.

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People Name General Taga, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Taga, Hindu traditions
Population in India 548,000
World Population 548,000
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 traditions
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 (397,000) Delhi (137,000) Uttarakhand (13,000) Chandigarh (1,100)
Haryana (800)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (397,000) Delhi (137,000)
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 Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
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: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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