Takari in India

Joshua Project has identified the Takari only in India






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Introduction / History

Takankar is the name of a small occupational offshoot of the Pardhis in Berar. They are a low caste of wandering fowlers and hunters.

Where Are they Located?

They numbered about 15,000 persons in the Central Provinces and Berar in 1911 and are found scattered over several Districts.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They travel from village to village and roughen the household grinding-mills when they have worn smooth. The word is derived from takna, to tap or chisel. The caste appears to be a mixed group made up of Bawarias or other Rajput outcastes, Gonds and social derelicts from all sources.

The Pardhis perhaps belong more especially to the Maratha country, as they are numerous in Khandesh and many of them talk a dialect of Gujarati. In the northern Districts their speech is a mixture of Marwari and Hindi, while they often know Marathi or Urdu as well.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Major religion of Pardhi's is Hindu, as well some follow Christianity and very few from Marathwada region of Maharashtra follow Muslim culture, as the followers of Muslim religion are found in Takankars (Takara/Takari). The Takankars following Muslim philosophy came under influence of Sardar Ibrahim Khan Gardi.


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People Name General Takari
People Name in Country Takari
Population in India 500
World Population 500
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dhondphodia, Takankar, Takara, Takkar, Takkari, Tiggari, Vashri
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Takari
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 18208
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:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (500) Karnataka (20)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (500) Karnataka (20)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (300) Kannada (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 300 Kannada 200

For Main Lanugage: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
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
Film / Video Urdu Language Film
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
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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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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