Bagata in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bagata only in India
Population
195,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-04
People Name General Bagata
People Name in Country Bagata
Population in India 195,000
World Population 195,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh (182,000) Odisha (7,200) Karnataka (4,300)
Telangana (900) Tamil Nadu (200) Delhi (90)
Puducherry (30) Kerala (10)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Andhra Pradesh (182,000) Odisha (7,200)
Karnataka (4,300) Telangana (900)
Tamil Nadu (200) Delhi (90)
Puducherry (30) Kerala (10)
Primary Language: Telugu (166,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tel   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 24
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Odia (15,000) Hindi (3,500) Kannada (1,900)
Punjabi, Eastern (400) Kuvi (200) Kui (80)
Koya (80) Mundari (80) Tamil (40)
Munda (30) Bengali (30) Gadaba, Mudhili (30)
Chhattisgarhi (30) Garo (20) Santhali (20)
Malayalam (20) Ho (10) Marathi (10)
English Duruwa
Primary Language: Telugu (166,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 24
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Odia (15,000) Hindi (3,500)
Kannada (1,900) Punjabi, Eastern (400)
Kuvi (200) Kui (80)
Koya (80) Mundari (80)
Tamil (40) Munda (30)
Bengali (30) Gadaba, Mudhili (30)
Chhattisgarhi (30) Garo (20)
Santhali (20) Malayalam (20)
Ho (10) Marathi (10)
English (10) Duruwa (10)
Primary Language: Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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 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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.15 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.77 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.07 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
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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