Vakkaliga in India


Joshua Project has identified the Vakkaliga only in India

Population

6,141,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

Animal husbandry, settled cultivation and horticulture are the traditional occupations of this community. They are Hindu by religion and celebrate festivals like Hire Suggi and Kire Suggi (harvest festivals). Only men participate in their traditional Suggi Kunita dance. A widow is allowed to live with a man of her choice without a ceremonial marriage.


Ministry Obstacles

The Vakkaliga community may have many misconceptions about what it means to know and follow Christ.


Outreach Ideas

Redemptive analogies coupled with favorable relationships with these people may be helpful.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Christians among the Bakkaliga, that they will be accurately instructed in the faith, and become mature disciples of Christ. Pray they will put off falsehood and speak truthfully to one another, in love.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Vakkaliga community, that they will be able to support their families adequately, and have access to health care. Pray they will desire to worship the Creator, not the creation.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Vakkaliga
People Name in Country Vakkaliga
Population in India 6,141,000
World Population 6,141,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Akutota, Christian, Desai, Dommari, Guruda, Hagada, Hallikar, Hegadpar, Hegde, Heggade, Heggede, Illela, Kapu, Kunchitiga, Kuruva, Musugu, Nadi Taram, Panta, Peggade, Pergade, Reddi, Reddy, Renati, Sajjana, Vokkaliga, Vokkaliga Kare Vokkal
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Vakkaliga
Ethnic Code CNN23a
People ID 18293
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:  24  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (5,663,000) Tamil Nadu (223,000) Maharashtra (131,000) Andhra Pradesh (59,000)
Kerala (33,000) Telangana (25,000) Delhi (2,100) Gujarat (1,300)
Madhya Pradesh (900) Goa (500) Chhattisgarh (300) Odisha (300)
Uttar Pradesh (300) West Bengal (200) Dadra and Nagar Have (200) Pondicherry (100)
Jharkhand (100) Haryana (90) Rajasthan (70) Andaman and Nicobar (60)
Total States on file:  24  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (5,663,000) Tamil Nadu (223,000)
Maharashtra (131,000) Andhra Pradesh (59,000)
Kerala (33,000) Telangana (25,000)
Delhi (2,100) Gujarat (1,300)
Madhya Pradesh (900) Goa (500)
Chhattisgarh (300) Odisha (300)
Uttar Pradesh (300) West Bengal (200)
Dadra and Nagar Have (200) Pondicherry (100)
Jharkhand (100) Haryana (90)
Rajasthan (70) Andaman and Nicobar (60)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kannada (5,615,000) Telugu (194,000) Tulu (108,000) Konkani, Goan (63,000)
Tamil (26,000) Konkani (25,000) Bellari (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 5,615,000 Telugu 194,000
Tulu 108,000 Konkani, Goan 63,000
Tamil 26,000 Konkani 25,000
Bellari 400

For Main Lanugage: Kannada


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Kannada Film / Video
Kannada Bible stories Audio Recordings
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Kannada Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.17 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.62 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.20 %
Unknown
0.01 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Patel Bandhu  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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