Bagata in India

The Bagata have only been reported in India
Population
147,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bagata are a Scheduled Tribe of India who live in the state of Orissa and also in the state of Andhra Pradesh. They are thought to be one of the aboriginal tribes. They are also called Bagatha, Bagat, Bagodi, Bogad or Bhakta. They work as farmers to earn a living.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bagata have festivals, dances and like music. The Dhimsa is one of the dances and Bagata tribes of all ages, young to old take part, using much energy. In March and April, they dance at weddings and at social functions. The Dhimsa dance causes friendships with people in the nearby villages.

In the festive seasons, the dancers from a Bagata village go to other villages to dance and to take part in community feasts. The dances of the Bagata are called Sankidi Kelbar. Perhaps the gospel can best be communicated to them through dance.

The Bagata talk with each other in a form of the Oriya language. Their main language is Telugu. Their local dialect is Adivasi Oriya. Several dialects have their origins and have become well liked among the Bagata. They have a social hierarchy similar to other tribes in Orissa.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Bagata are Hindus and they worship Hindu gods and goddesses as well as their tribal gods.


References

www.indianetzone.com/8/bagata_tribe.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-04
People Name General Bagata
People Name in Country Bagata
Population in India 147,000
World Population 147,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bagat, Bagatha, Bagodi, Bagota, Bakta, Bhagada, Bhagatha, Bhakta, Bogad, Bogatha, Padal, Rana, बगटा
People ID 16286
ROP3 Code 111411
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 8
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
132,000
Odisha
9,600
Karnataka
4,300
Telangana
900
Tamil Nadu
200
Delhi
40
Puducherry
30
Kerala
10
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 8
  Andhra Pradesh 132,000
  Odisha 9,600
  Karnataka 4,300
  Telangana 900
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Delhi 40
  Puducherry 30
  Kerala 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (126,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
13,000
Hindi
5,000
Kannada
1,900
Kuvi
500
Mundari
100
Munda
60
Kui
50
Koya
50
Tamil
40
Santhali
40
Bengali
30
Gadaba, Mudhili
30
Punjabi, Eastern
20
Ho
20
Malayalam
20
Other People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (126,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia 13,000
  Hindi 5,000
  Kannada 1,900
  Kuvi 500
  Mundari 100
  Munda 60
  Kui 50
  Koya 50
  Tamil 40
  Santhali 40
  Bengali 30
  Gadaba, Mudhili 30
  Punjabi, Eastern 20
  Ho 20
  Malayalam 20
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
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 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
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.53 %
Islam
0.02 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
1.82 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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