Jaggali in India

The Jaggali have only been reported in India
Population
12,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Tanning has always been the main occupation of the Jaggali people. They make shoes and repair old ones. For this reason these 11,000 people are sometimes associated with the much more numerous Chamars. Today some of them do upholstery work or ride cycle rickshaws.


Where Are they Located?

For the most part, the Jaggali people live in the state of Odisha, formerly called Orissa. Some of them live in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh or even Tamil Nadu, which is further south. Though many of them speak Oriya, the language of Odisha, their mother tongue is Telegu, the language of Andhra Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Working with the hides of cattle in a Hindu land means that they have very low status. Most Hindus consider them to be inferior. Tanning work is very unpleasant partly because of the strong odor, so their work environment is not a good one. Their literacy rate is low even for a scheduled caste in Odisha. This keeps them from advancing economically.
What are their beliefs?


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Jaggali people are now 100 percent Hindu, though the book, "The Scheduled Castes" tells us that there were once Christians among them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Jaggali people need better educational opportunities. They also need to hear the gospel.


Prayer Points

* Pray for educational opportunities for the Jaggali people.
* Pray for evangelists and missionaries to take non-printed gospel materials such as the JESUS Film to the Jaggali people. Since they speak Telegu, there are plenty of materials available to them.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-19
People Name General Jaggali
People Name in Country Jaggali
Population in India 12,000
World Population 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chamar, Gangavamsamu, Godari, Jagapanthi, Jalari, Jambava, Loliya, Madiga, Muchi, जग्गली
People ID 16975
ROP3 Code 112283
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 6
Largest States
Odisha
(7,500)
Andhra Pradesh
(1,800)
Karnataka
(1,400)
Telangana
(400)
Tamil Nadu
(400)
Puducherry
(10)
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 6
  Odisha (7,500)
  Andhra Pradesh (1,800)
  Karnataka (1,400)
  Telangana (400)
  Tamil Nadu (400)
  Puducherry (10)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Telugu (7,200 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Odia
(3,500)
Kannada
(600)
Kui
(200)
Tamil
(100)
Kurux
(50)
Santhali: Karmali
People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (7,200 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Odia (3,500)
  Kannada (600)
  Kui (200)
  Tamil (100)
  Kurux (50)
  Santhali: Karmali (10)
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
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 Fathers 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: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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