Vakkaliga in India

Joshua Project has identified the Vakkaliga only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



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 5,639,000
World Population 5,639,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Akutota, Desai, Dommari, Guruda, Hagada, Hallikar, Hegadpar, Heggade, Heggede, Illela, Kapu, Kunchitiga, Kuruva, Musugu, Nadi Taram, Panta, Reddi, Reddy, Renati, Sajjana
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Vakkaliga
Ethnic Code CNN23a
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada (5,270,000) Telugu (198,000) Tulu (124,000) Konkani, Goan (66,000)
Tamil (26,000) Konkani (24,000) Bellari (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 5,270,000 Telugu 198,000
Tulu 124,000 Konkani, Goan 66,000
Tamil 26,000 Konkani 24,000
Bellari 300
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture International Bible Society
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.17 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
98.62 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.20 %
0.01 %
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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