Ager, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ager, Hindu only in India

Population

23,700

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The Ager people's name comes from the word "agara" meaning "salt pan." They are salt manufacturers who live mainly in certain coastal districts of Karnataka, though some live further north in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Many of them use their community name as a surname, so anyone who calls themselves Ager is probably from this salt-making community. Few of them own land. Though they eat wheat and rice as their staple cereals, the Ager people enjoy fish and wild game when they get a chance to eat it.

They only practice adult marriage. The bride price and dowry are paid both in cash and goods. After the marriage, the couple lives close to the groom's family. Everyone in an Ager family might work; men, women and children.

The Agers are Hindus who worship a number of local and regional gods and celebrate Hindu festivals. Some consult witchdoctors. This community is open to having their children educated, but they often drop out. Missionaries have provided them with medical care and educational opportunities. Thanks to mission efforts, a few Ager people have embraced Christ, though the numbers are so small that they are still considered to be an unreached people group.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)



People Name General Ager, Hindu
People Name in Country Ager, Hindu
Population in India 23,700
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Agri, Noongar, Sisodia Rajput
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Ager, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN23a
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada (6,700) Marathi (4,400) Hindi (3,200) Konkani, Goan (2,900)
Sindhi (2,100) Gujarati (1,600) Konkani (1,000) Kachchi (600)
Marwari (300) Dhundari (300) Panjabi, Eastern (60) Kumaoni (50)
Wagdi (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 6,700 Marathi 4,400
Hindi 3,200 Konkani, Goan 2,900
Sindhi 2,100 Gujarati 1,600
Konkani 1,000 Kachchi 600
Marwari 300 Dhundari 300
Panjabi, Eastern 60 Kumaoni 50
Wagdi 10
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
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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