Aguri in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Subgroups: 12 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Modi 25,000
Pansari 1,800
Halwai 700
Kasera 700
Kesarwani 700
Kaith Bania Unknown
Kathera Unknown
Mahuro Vaisya Awadh Bania Unknown
Roniyar Unknown
Siduriya Bania Unknown

Introduction / History

They are a cultivating and trading caste representing Ugra Kshatriyas. They were brought by the King 0f Burdawan Mehtha from Agra to west Bengal to fight against the British. They are by nature aggressive and hostile people. The Hindu book Manu say's Ugra (Cruel creature) was born to a Sudra girl by a Kshtriya.


Where Are they Located?

The Aguir's are mostly located in the Districts of West Bengal concentrated in Anguna Village and other neighboring villages.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They have two caste among them now the upper and the lower. The upper caste are agricltural people who own land. Some of the younger generations have moved out of the village and now live in Kolkata and different parts of India. Some have even migrated to America and live in New York City. The lower caste work on the farms as laborers and are cowherders involved with cattle farming. Some of the village home are empty and idle most of the occupants have moved to the city for better work opportunities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They worship Shiva and old "Shiv Mandirs" are prevalent in the village. They also celabrate Durga puj and Kali Puja during the Bengali festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

They have a spiritual hunger for knowing the truth. They have come in hundreds to watch the Jesus movie which we have shown with our teams and hundreds have accepted Jesus Christ as they Savior. Their basic needs are education, medical facilities and water wells. Their villages do not have schools for higher education so most of the children after a formal education through class five drop out and become farmers. It is the very fortunate ones who go on to higher education to Burdawan or the Kolkata. The women and children need medical aid and these fecilities are 30 to 40 kms aways in town of Burdawan. Dusty and muddy roads become foot deep in mud during monsoons, they need decent roads to walk on.


Prayer Points

* Prayer that the Strong holds are broken and families may come to know Jesus Christ. Many have already accepted Christ and are coming forward.
* Pray that schools are opened by the government so education to reach the poor section.
* Pray for access to clean water.
* Pray for good harvest of farmers which will bring joy into their lives.
* Pray that we are able to reach them with the word of God.


Profile Source:   Prem Sarkar  

People Name General Aguri
People Name in Country Aguri
Population in India 458,000
World Population 459,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Agale, Aguiri, Kolan, Mudi, Pansari, Ugra Kshatriya, अगुरी
People ID 16182
ROP3 Code 111287
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Aguri
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Total Subgroups 12
  Modi 25,000
  Pansari 1,800
  Halwai 700
  Kasera 700
  Kesarwani 700
  Kaith Bania 100
  Kathera 100
  Mahuro Vaisya Awadh 100
  Roniyar 100
  Siduriya Bania 100
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
West Bengal
438,000
Jharkhand
13,000
Odisha
2,100
Andaman and Nicobar
1,300
Maharashtra
1,300
Chhattisgarh
1,300
Bihar
800
Delhi
300
Meghalaya
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  West Bengal 438,000
  Jharkhand 13,000
  Odisha 2,100
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,300
  Maharashtra 1,300
  Chhattisgarh 1,300
  Bihar 800
  Delhi 300
  Meghalaya 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (429,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Hindi
25,000
Odia
1,900
Konkani
400
Andaman Creole Hindi
200
Chhattisgarhi
200
Other People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (429,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 25,000
  Odia 1,900
  Konkani 400
  Andaman Creole Hindi 200
  Chhattisgarhi 200
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.88 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Prem Sarkar  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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