Mangala in India


Joshua Project has identified the Mangala only in India

Population

1,788,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Mangala of India are also called Mangali. The word mangala can mean happiness in Telugu. They have been given the name Mangala as they play the flute at weddings. The Mangala read and write in Telugu. They are not vegetarians. They like rice as their main cereal.

In Andhra Pradesh, the Mangala are also called Bajantri. They believe in monogamy in marriage and prefer cross cousin marriages. Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again. They cremate their dead. They are barbers and have Panchayats that judge in local matters. The Mangala are Hindus by religion. They use modern medicines and do family planning. They believe in education for their children.

In Tamil Nadu some of the Mangala have become Christians. They are mainly barbers and are also called Bajantri. They do cross cousin marriages. They bury their dead except for the oldest ones who they cremate. The Mangala are also musicians. There are women midwives among them. They are low regards literacy though they believe in education. The gospel needs to be given in oral form as well.

In Maharashtra, the Mangala are also known as Navi. They are barbers. They are endogamous, meaning they do not marry outside the group and cross cousin marriages are favored. Their dead are buried and there are set periods for birth and death pollution.

The Mangala have festivals. Some have their own hairdressing businesses and others work for the government. Hinduism is their main religion.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Mangala Christians will lead the others among them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give the Mangala dreams and visions leading to Salvation among them.

References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-14
People Name General Mangala
People Name in Country Mangala
Population in India 1,788,000
World Population 1,788,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bajantri, Dhimar, Dhivar, Hajam, Mahali, Mang, Mangali, Mangela, Nai, Napik, Navi, Nayadaru, Tandel, Vanjantri, Warik
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Mangala
Ethnic Code CNN23d
People ID 19068
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  20  (up to 20 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh (1,225,000) Tamil Nadu (455,000) Telangana (50,000) Maharashtra (38,000)
Odisha (34,000) Karnataka (32,000) Gujarat (3,600) West Bengal (900)
Pondicherry (800) Chhattisgarh (500) Delhi (500) Jharkhand (500)
Kerala (400) Daman and Diu (300) Andaman and Nicobar (200) Assam (200)
Madhya Pradesh (100) Goa (40) Tripura (40) Himachal Pradesh (0)
Total States on file:  20  (up to 20 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh (1,225,000) Tamil Nadu (455,000)
Telangana (50,000) Maharashtra (38,000)
Odisha (34,000) Karnataka (32,000)
Gujarat (3,600) West Bengal (900)
Pondicherry (800) Chhattisgarh (500)
Delhi (500) Jharkhand (500)
Kerala (400) Daman and Diu (300)
Andaman and Nicobar (200) Assam (200)
Madhya Pradesh (100) Goa (40)
Tripura (40) Himachal Pradesh (0)
Languages & Dialects on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telugu (1,743,000) Tamil (37,000) Kannada (28,000) Oriya (14,000)
Marathi (9,100) Konkani (3,000) Gujarati (1,000) Kui (600)
Hindi (500) Kurux (90) Kuvi (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 1,743,000 Tamil 37,000
Kannada 28,000 Oriya 14,000
Marathi 9,100 Konkani 3,000
Gujarati 1,000 Kui 600
Hindi 500 Kurux 90
Kuvi 30
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
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 Telugu
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
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.95 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: JSE Ministries India  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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