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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Moger|
|People Name in Country||Moger|
|Population in India||142,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|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|
|Persecution Rank||17 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file:||8|
|Primary Language:||Tulu (67,000 speakers) People group listing|
|Language Code:||tcy Ethnologue Listing|
|Written:||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1842-1912)|
|New Testament||Yes (1847-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
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|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|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
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|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|