Moger in India

The Moger have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 4

Subgroup Name Population
Aliyasantana 1,600
Makalasanta 1,600
Randesantana 1,600
Pattanavada Unknown

Introduction

The traditional vocation of the Moger was hunting and gathering, and the name Moger is derived from a Tulu word meaning rabbit. At present, many are employed as agricultural laborers. They are Hindus and worship spirits such as Panjurli, Kallurti, Guliga, and Bobbariya. They accept water and cooked food from the Bunt, Billava, Brahmin, Devadiga and others who are considered to be high castes. They are subdivided into a number of matrilineal clans. They marry across clan lines but not outside the Moger community.


Ministry Obstacles

Most Moger live in Karnataka, described as "South India's most spiritually needy state…there are now over 1,000 attacks each year by Hindu militants against Christians."


Outreach Ideas

South India has a fairly large Christian population. Pray for these Christians to become burdened to take the good news of Jesus Christ to those around them, including Hindu and Muslim people groups.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There has been no indication any of the Moger have come to follow Jesus Christ. However, we can have confidence there will be believers someday among the Moger, and we can pray for them even now. Pray they will be zealous to know and serve the Lord.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Moger people will come into contact with Christians in other communities who are real disciples of Jesus, people who will demonstrate the love of Christ to them.


Scripture Prayers for the Moger in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Moger
People Name in Country Moger
World Population 124,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Bhovi; Bovi; Bovis Mageyar; Bovis Mogeyar; Dheervera; Dheevara; Makaya; Malamoger; Malamoyer; Malayali Bovi; Marakala; Mogaveera; Mogavirar; Mogayar; Mogeru; Mogeya; Mogeyan; Mogeyar; Mokaya; Morgau; Moyan; Moyer; Mugaveera; Muggar; Mugger; Mukaya; Mukayan; Neelaboyi; Tulu Moyer; Veera; मोगेर
People ID 17640
ROP3 Code 113077
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 8
Largest States
Karnataka
84,000
Kerala
25,000
Maharashtra
9,700
Goa
4,700
Puducherry
600
Tamil Nadu
200
Delhi
60
Telangana
60
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 8
  Karnataka 84,000
  Kerala 25,000
  Maharashtra 9,700
  Goa 4,700
  Puducherry 600
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Delhi 60
  Telangana 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (62,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
24,000
Tulu
23,000
Konkani, Goan
9,200
Konkani
3,600
Marathi
600
Tamil
100
Telugu
40
Primary Language Kannada (62,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 24,000
  Tulu 23,000
  Konkani, Goan 9,200
  Konkani 3,600
  Marathi 600
  Tamil 100
  Telugu 40
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  (1831-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
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 Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.17 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.83 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source PlaneMad  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.