Madiga (Christian traditions) in India

The Madiga (Christian traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Madiga people are occupational shoe makers in the caste society of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. They belong to Scheduled Caste Community. Traditionally they are considered outcastes doing unclean jobs so untouchables.


Where Are they Located?

They are located in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their houses are in the outskirts of villages. They do jobs connected with leather and dead cattle. They make shoes, belts and other leather materials. They also play 'tappeta' a hand drum before village deities. They perform rituals like yoke roping the new bullocks. They also attend cremation duties. They are poor.


What Are Their Beliefs?

After the colonial rule many of them had converted to Christianity. Some follow Buddhism due to the influence of Dr. B R Ambedkar. Some follow Hinduism.


Prayer Points

Though many of them had converted to Christianity, since they remain nominal Spiritual revival, education and Employment are urgent needs for prayer.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Madiga (Christian traditions)
People Name in Country Madiga (Christian traditions)
Population in India 592,000
World Population 592,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Adi Jambava, Arundhatiyan, Gosangi, Jambavu, Jambavulu, Madgi, Madigollu, Matangulu, Mathanpa, Putunbhatta, Sindholu, माडीगा (क्रिस्चियन ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16625
ROP3 Code 111834
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 18
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh
267,000
Telangana
234,000
Karnataka
78,000
Tamil Nadu
5,700
Maharashtra
2,300
West Bengal
1,200
Chhattisgarh
1,200
Odisha
600
Delhi
500
Jharkhand
400
Kerala
400
Madhya Pradesh
300
Puducherry
300
Gujarat
200
Assam
200
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 18
  Andhra Pradesh 267,000
  Telangana 234,000
  Karnataka 78,000
  Tamil Nadu 5,700
  Maharashtra 2,300
  West Bengal 1,200
  Chhattisgarh 1,200
  Odisha 600
  Delhi 500
  Jharkhand 400
  Kerala 400
  Madhya Pradesh 300
  Puducherry 300
  Gujarat 200
  Assam 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (552,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Kannada
27,000
English
7,400
Konkani, Goan
60
Other People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (552,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 27,000
  English 7,400
  Konkani, Goan 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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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