Jarawas in India

Joshua Project has identified the Jarawas only in India
Population
400
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Jarawa tribe can be found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean and belong to India. They are hunters and gatherers. They have mostly avoided contact with others. The name Jarawa means hostile people or foreigners in Aka-Bea.

The Jarawa are the indigenous people where they live. They have a great respect for their environment. Their numbers are lessening and that means that their culture is a dying out as there are not many of them.

The Jarawa are said to be descendants of the Jangil tribe who are extinct, supposedly in 1931.

The Indian government set aside a region for the Jarawa but as more of their land was being used for roads and mainland migrants, the size of the region became less. The Jarawa have to go into deeper and smaller places in the forest. Settling migrants by clearing their forests, sending them to other places to live as well as the new way of life are said to have had an impact on their health.

Contact with people they are not used to has caused diseases they could not fight against, such as measles in 1999 that caused the death of about ten percent of them. Alcoholism, diabetes, obesity and depression, among other problems, are now being found among them.

The Jarawa who have always lived in their home in the rainforest are close to their environment and hunt wild pigs, fish and collect berries and fruit.

The Jarawa are classed as a Scheduled Tribe.


References

www.indianetzone.com/64/jarawa_tribe.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarawa_people_(Andaman_Islands)


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Jarawas
People Name in Country Jarawas
Population in India 400
World Population 400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names जारावास
People ID 16994
ROP3 Code 112307
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Andaman Islands.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Andaman Islands..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file: 1
Andaman and Nicobar (400)

No people group map currently available. Use the above button to submit a map.


Ethnologue Language Map
Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language: Jarawa (400 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: anq   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Jarawa (400 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: anq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Jarawa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Unknown

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
1.68 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
98.32 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


Copyright © 2016 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.