Vakkaliga in India

Joshua Project has identified the Vakkaliga only in India
Population
6,144,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 6,144,000
World Population 6,144,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
People ID 18293
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 24  (only 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (5,662,000) Tamil Nadu (223,000) Maharashtra (136,000) Andhra Pradesh (59,000)
Kerala (33,000) Telangana (25,000) Delhi (2,000) 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)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 24  (only 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (5,662,000) Tamil Nadu (223,000)
Maharashtra (136,000) Andhra Pradesh (59,000)
Kerala (33,000) Telangana (25,000)
Delhi (2,000) 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)
Primary Language: Kannada (5,631,000 speakers)
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 7
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (184,000) Tulu (108,000) Konkani (45,000) Konkani, Goan (43,000)
Tamil (26,000) Bellari (400)
Primary Language: Kannada (5,631,000 speakers)
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 7
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (184,000) Tulu (108,000)
Konkani (45,000) Konkani, Goan (43,000)
Tamil (26,000) Bellari (400)
For Primary Language: Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
Audio Recordings 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)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown
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
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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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