Moger in India

The Moger have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Moger
People Name in Country Moger
Population in India 138,000
World Population 138,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
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
People ID 17640
ROP3 Code 113077
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asian, other
People Group Moger
Ethnic Code CNN23z
Total Subgroups on file 4
Largest Subgroups
Aliyasantana
1,600
Makalasanta
1,600
Randesantana
1,600
Pattanavada
20
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asian, other
People Group Moger
Ethnic Code CNN23z
Total Subgroups 4
  Aliyasantana 1,600
  Makalasanta 1,600
  Randesantana 1,600
  Pattanavada 20
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Karnataka
89,000
Kerala
33,000
Maharashtra
9,600
Goa
4,700
Puducherry
600
Tamil Nadu
500
Delhi
60
Telangana
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Karnataka 89,000
  Kerala 33,000
  Maharashtra 9,600
  Goa 4,700
  Puducherry 600
  Tamil Nadu 500
  Delhi 60
  Telangana 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tulu (68,000 speakers)
Language Code tcy   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
32,000
Kannada
21,000
Konkani, Goan
11,000
Konkani
4,100
Marathi
600
Tamil
300
Telugu
20
Other People Groups Speaking Tulu
Primary Language Tulu (68,000 speakers)
Language Code tcy   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 32,000
  Kannada 21,000
  Konkani, Goan 11,000
  Konkani 4,100
  Marathi 600
  Tamil 300
  Telugu 20
People Groups Speaking Tulu

Primary Language:  Tulu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1842-1912)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1847-2000)
Bible-Complete No
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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tulu
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.93 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.07 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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.


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