Ager, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ager, Hindu only in India

Population

23,600

Christian

0.00%

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)



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Ager, Hindu
People Name in Country Ager, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111279
Joshua Project People ID 19163
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 23,600
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Agri, Noongar, Sisodia Rajput,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 6,777 Marathi 4,471 Konkani, Goan 3,845 Hindi 3,155
Sindhi 2,030 Gujarati 1,635 Konkani 1,040 Kachchi 600
Marwari 320 Dhundari 305 Panjabi, Eastern 55 Kumaoni 30
Wagdi 10
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Ager, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN23a
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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