Hande Jogi in India

The Hande Jogi have only been reported in India
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Hande Jogi people live mainly in Karnataka in southern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Already living in abject poverty, the Handi Jogi pig herders face more than just financial hardship. Other people groups who view them as human garbage discriminate against them. Their occupation, pig rearing, is considered not only shameful, but a source of disease. Their status is about as low as it gets in a Hindu society. The Bible says that God views the Handi Jogi quite differently. It says He created all mankind and gave them their uniqueness. God has a purpose for this people group in his kingdom.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Hande Jogi people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

These people need to put their hope and identity in the King of kings and Lord of lords.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Handi Jogi to hear how valuable they are to the Creator of all things.

Pray for them to learn that God sent his only son so they could have eternal life with his purpose.

Pray for loving workers to go to the Hande Jogi people this decade.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.


Scripture Prayers for the Hande Jogi in India.


References

http://archive.deccanherald.com/Deccanherald/mar192005/d7.asp

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Handi-Jogi-People/#sthash.hNNrm5Xh.dpuf


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-19
People Name General Hande Jogi
People Name in Country Hande Jogi
Population this Country 32,000
Population all Countries 32,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Handi Chickka; Handi Golla; Handichikka; Jogi; Pandula Jogi; Ram Jogi; Rama Jogula; Ramajogula; Ramajogular; हांडे जोगी
People ID 16930
ROP3 Code 112231
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Karnataka
25,000
Tamil Nadu
5,400
Andhra Pradesh
500
Maharashtra
400
Telangana
300
Goa
40
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Karnataka 25,000
  Tamil Nadu 5,400
  Andhra Pradesh 500
  Maharashtra 400
  Telangana 300
  Goa 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (18,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Telugu
9,900
Primary Language Kannada (18,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 9,900
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  (1827-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Amazon
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.13 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.85 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more