Beda Jangam in India

Joshua Project has identified the Beda Jangam only in India
Population
686,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Profile Source:   Prabhudev Kalmath  

People Name General Beda Jangam
People Name in Country Beda Jangam
Population in India 686,000
World Population 686,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 14 to 17
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Karnataka
(538,000)
Maharashtra
(58,000)
Telangana
(42,000)
Odisha
(15,000)
Tamil Nadu
(15,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(14,000)
Goa
(1,700)
Madhya Pradesh
(1,500)
Kerala
(1,500)
Gujarat
(200)
Chhattisgarh
(200)
Delhi
(90)
Puducherry
(20)
Daman and Diu
(10)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Karnataka (538,000)
  Maharashtra (58,000)
  Telangana (42,000)
  Odisha (15,000)
  Tamil Nadu (15,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (14,000)
  Goa (1,700)
  Madhya Pradesh (1,500)
  Kerala (1,500)
  Gujarat (200)
  Chhattisgarh (200)
  Delhi (90)
  Puducherry (20)
  Daman and Diu (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (564,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Telugu
(82,000)
Marathi
(19,000)
Odia
(5,100)
Konkani
(4,900)
Tamil
(2,900)
Konkani, Goan
(1,900)
Tulu
(900)
Hindi
(900)
Kui
(300)
Gujarati
(100)
Kurux
(90)
Chhattisgarhi
(90)
Vaagri Booli
(70)
Nimadi
(60)
People Groups Speaking Kannada
Primary Language Kannada (564,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Telugu (82,000)
  Marathi (19,000)
  Odia (5,100)
  Konkani (4,900)
  Tamil (2,900)
  Konkani, Goan (1,900)
  Tulu (900)
  Hindi (900)
  Kui (300)
  Gujarati (100)
  Kurux (90)
  Chhattisgarhi (90)
  Vaagri Booli (70)
  Nimadi (60)
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1831-2000)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Kannada Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
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 Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Lingayat
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
48.23 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
51.68 %
Unknown
0.03 %
Photo Source Phanidhar  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Prabhudev Kalmath  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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