Banijiga in India

The Banijiga have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Athnikar 53,000
Chilni 53,000
Dhulpavad 53,000

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
World Population 804,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 16
Alternate Names Adi Banijiga, Agni, Balegara, बनिजिगा
People ID 16473
ROP3 Code 111639
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 9
Largest States
Karnataka
740,000
Maharashtra
22,000
Tamil Nadu
21,000
Telangana
12,000
Andhra Pradesh
4,600
Kerala
1,800
Goa
1,700
Gujarat
400
Delhi
300
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 9
  Karnataka 740,000
  Maharashtra 22,000
  Tamil Nadu 21,000
  Telangana 12,000
  Andhra Pradesh 4,600
  Kerala 1,800
  Goa 1,700
  Gujarat 400
  Delhi 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (642,000 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
900
Primary Language Kannada (642,000 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 900
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: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
86.88 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
13.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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