Moger in India

Joshua Project has identified the Moger only in India
Population
146,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 146,000
World Population 146,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Karnataka
(94,000)
Kerala
(35,000)
Maharashtra
(10,000)
Goa
(4,900)
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Karnataka (94,000)
  Kerala (35,000)
  Maharashtra (10,000)
  Goa (4,900)
  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)
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
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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
Unknown
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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