Devadiga in India

Joshua Project has identified the Devadiga only in India
Population
154,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 154,000
World Population 154,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
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
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Largest States
Karnataka (141,000) Maharashtra (6,600) Goa (5,100)
Tamil Nadu (400) Telangana (300) Kerala (200)
Delhi (60) Andhra Pradesh (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Karnataka (141,000) Maharashtra (6,600)
Goa (5,100) Tamil Nadu (400)
Telangana (300) Kerala (200)
Delhi (60) Andhra Pradesh (20)
Primary Language: Tulu (67,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tcy   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Konkani, Goan (34,000) Kannada (30,000) Konkani (15,000)
Marathi (1,400) Tamil (50)
Primary Language: Tulu (67,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tcy   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Konkani, Goan (34,000) Kannada (30,000)
Konkani (15,000) Marathi (1,400)
Tamil (50)
Primary Language: Tulu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1842-1912)
New Testament Yes   (1847-2000)
Complete Bible No
 
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 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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.96 %
Islam
0.04 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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