Devadiga in India

The Devadiga have only been reported in India
Population
151,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Devadiga of India live mainly in Tulu Nadu in South Western India in Karnataka and Kerala. They speak in Tulu and in Kannada.

The Devadiga are Hindus by religion. They are temple attendants and temple musicians. In Tula regions they have a form of spirit worship.

They have a system where the family of the mother controls family and property dealings and functions too.

The Devadiga have contributed to a classical folk art tradition called Yakshagana that is well liked in South India.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Devadiga dreams and visions leading them to Salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devadiga


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Devadiga
People Name in Country Devadiga
Population in India 151,000
World Population 151,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ambalavasi, Bogamvallu, Devadasi, Devadigar, Devali, Devdig, Devidig, Ganikula, Kavalnath, Konkan Valegar, Moili, Sani, Sappaliga, Serigaru, Servagara, Servegar, Sheregar, Sherigaru, Sherugar, Supliga, Suppalig, देवडिगा
People ID 16693
ROP3 Code 111921
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Karnataka
(138,000)
Maharashtra
(6,500)
Goa
(5,200)
Telangana
(400)
Tamil Nadu
(400)
Kerala
(200)
Delhi
(60)
Andhra Pradesh
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Karnataka (138,000)
  Maharashtra (6,500)
  Goa (5,200)
  Telangana (400)
  Tamil Nadu (400)
  Kerala (200)
  Delhi (60)
  Andhra Pradesh (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tulu (67,000 speakers)
Language Code tcy   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Konkani, Goan
(34,000)
Kannada
(33,000)
Konkani
(15,000)
Marathi
(1,400)
Tamil
(50)
People Groups Speaking Tulu
Primary Language Tulu (67,000 speakers)
Language Code tcy   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Konkani, Goan (34,000)
  Kannada (33,000)
  Konkani (15,000)
  Marathi (1,400)
  Tamil (50)
People Groups Speaking Tulu

Primary Language:  Tulu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1842-1912)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1847-2000)
Bible-Complete No
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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tulu
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.58 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.13 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.29 %
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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