Beda Jangam in India

The Beda Jangam have only been reported in India
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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.


Profile Source:   Prabhudev Kalmath  

People Name General Beda Jangam
People Name in Country Beda Jangam
World Population 686,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
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 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 14
Largest States
Karnataka
537,000
Maharashtra
57,000
Telangana
44,000
Odisha
15,000
Tamil Nadu
14,000
Andhra Pradesh
14,000
Goa
1,900
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Karnataka 537,000
  Maharashtra 57,000
  Telangana 44,000
  Odisha 15,000
  Tamil Nadu 14,000
  Andhra Pradesh 14,000
  Goa 1,900
  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
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Telugu
83,000
Marathi
19,000
Odia
5,100
Konkani
4,900
Tamil
2,900
Konkani, Goan
2,000
Tulu
900
Hindi
900
Kui
300
Gujarati
100
Kurux
90
Chhattisgarhi
90
Vaagri Booli
70
Nimadi
60
Primary Language Kannada (564,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 83,000
  Marathi 19,000
  Odia 5,100
  Konkani 4,900
  Tamil 2,900
  Konkani, Goan 2,000
  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
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 / 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
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Lingayat
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
48.74 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
51.13 %
Unknown
0.03 %
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.


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