Banijiga in India

Joshua Project has identified the Banijiga only in India
Population
853,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Lingayat have a sub group called the Banajiga who live in Karnataka in India. They speak, read and write in Kannada and are vegetarians who eat wheat and rice as cereals.

They have cousin marriages and have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried in a sitting position and they have yearly ancestor worship.

They work in cultivation, trading and business. Hinduism is their religion. There are professionals among them such as teachers, doctors and engineers. Their children go to school. Modern medicines are used by them.

They live in Belgaum and other regions of Karnataka.


Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel materials will bring the Lingayat to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to Jesus Christ, too.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Banijiga
People Name in Country Banijiga
Population in India 853,000
World Population 853,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 18 to 21
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Adi Banijiga, Agni, Balegara, बनिजिगा
People ID 16473
ROP3 Code 111639
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 9
Largest States
Karnataka
(786,000)
Maharashtra
(23,000)
Tamil Nadu
(22,000)
Telangana
(13,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(4,900)
Kerala
(2,000)
Goa
(1,500)
Gujarat
(400)
Delhi
(300)
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 9
  Karnataka (786,000)
  Maharashtra (23,000)
  Tamil Nadu (22,000)
  Telangana (13,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (4,900)
  Kerala (2,000)
  Goa (1,500)
  Gujarat (400)
  Delhi (300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (643,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Telugu
(127,000)
Tulu
(14,000)
Tamil
(7,800)
Marathi
(5,000)
Konkani
(1,400)
Konkani, Goan
(700)
People Groups Speaking Kannada
Primary Language Kannada (643,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Telugu (127,000)
  Tulu (14,000)
  Tamil (7,800)
  Marathi (5,000)
  Konkani (1,400)
  Konkani, Goan (700)
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: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
87.45 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
12.44 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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