Beda Jangam in India

The Beda Jangam have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Subgroups: 8

Subgroup Name Population
Ganachari 28,000
Ganakuma 28,000
Gurusthar 28,000
Churuku Jangam 2,200
Mulaka Jangam 2,200
Myasa 2,200
Nakka Jangam 2,200
Gurusthal Unknown

Introduction / History

The Beda Jangam are followers of the Veerashaiva sect and they are a religious mendicant and priestly class. Their gotras are Veera, Nandi, Bhrungi, Vrashabha and Skand. They are in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and Tamil Nadu. In Karnataka they live in the districts of Shimoga, Chitradurga, Davanagere and Chikkamangalore.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their occupations are religious gurus, agriculture, petty business and government and private service.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They believe in the gods Shiva, Shakthi and Panchacharyas. They wear Istalingas (representation of Shiva, used as a symbol for worship in temples) on their bodies.


What Are Their Needs?

Their greatest need is for sufficient food, education and good employment.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Beda Jangam in India.


Profile Source:   Prabhudev Kalmath  

People Name General Beda Jangam
People Name in Country Beda Jangam
World Population 307,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names Andi, Ayya, Badgi Jangam, Budaga Janam, Budaga Jangalu, Budaga Jangam, Budga Jangam, Budiga Jangam, Devar, Devera, Jangalu, Jangam, Jangama, Jhangam, Kuruvikkaran, Nakkala, Nakkalavandlu, Tambiran, Tolubomalawaru, Veerasaiva, Veerasaiva Jangam, बेड़ा जंगम
People ID 16366
ROP3 Code 111508
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Group Beda Jangam
Ethnic Code CNN23a
Total Subgroups 8
  Ganachari 28,000
  Ganakuma 28,000
  Gurusthar 28,000
  Churuku Jangam 2,200
  Mulaka Jangam 2,200
  Myasa 2,200
  Nakka Jangam 2,200
  Gurusthal 0
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 12
Largest States
Karnataka
131,000
Telangana
112,000
Maharashtra
27,000
Odisha
15,000
Andhra Pradesh
11,000
Tamil Nadu
7,400
Goa
1,400
Madhya Pradesh
1,200
Chhattisgarh
100
Gujarat
100
Puducherry
20
Daman and Diu
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  Karnataka 131,000
  Telangana 112,000
  Maharashtra 27,000
  Odisha 15,000
  Andhra Pradesh 11,000
  Tamil Nadu 7,400
  Goa 1,400
  Madhya Pradesh 1,200
  Chhattisgarh 100
  Gujarat 100
  Puducherry 20
  Daman and Diu 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (140,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Kannada
132,000
Marathi
9,900
Odia
5,200
Tamil
2,100
Hindi
900
Konkani, Goan
700
Konkani
700
Kui
300
Gujarati
100
Kurux
90
Chhattisgarhi
90
Vaagri Booli
70
Nimadi
60
Primary Language Telugu (140,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 132,000
  Marathi 9,900
  Odia 5,200
  Tamil 2,100
  Hindi 900
  Konkani, Goan 700
  Konkani 700
  Kui 300
  Gujarati 100
  Kurux 90
  Chhattisgarhi 90
  Vaagri Booli 70
  Nimadi 60
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's 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)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Phanidhar 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Prabhudev Kalmath  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.