Taga (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
201,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Farming is the main vocation of the Taga people, often referred to as the Tyagi people. Tyaga is often used as a surname. They have two sub-groups, Dasa (or Daswan) and Bisa (or Biswan). The Dasa allow widows to re-marry, and the Bisa forbid it. Marriages generally occur only within the Dasa and Bisa sub-groups. Each sub-group includes a number of clans, or gotras. Property is divided equally among sons only. The Taga may have been Brahmins at one time, but have lost their priestly status.


Ministry Obstacles

Most of the Taga living in India live in Uttar Pradesh, the "home of Hinduism". This state has not given a home to the Christian Gospel, however. Christians form only a tiny minority in this state.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray that indigenous evangelists and church planters working in Uttar Pradesh will be made aware of the Taga people. If the timing is right perhaps the Lord will send some of these workers to the Taga.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray for those who will soon come to Christ from this people group, that they will be devoted to one another in brotherly love, honoring one another above themselves, not lacking in spiritual fervor, serving the Lord joyfully.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will open the eyes of the Taga so they will see Jesus (or Isa, as he is known in the Koran) as he truly is, the Son of God, deity.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-21
People Name General Taga (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Taga (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 201,000
World Population 218,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Tongewalle, Tyagi, तागा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17687
ROP3 Code 113132
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 2
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (194,000) Uttarakhand (6,500)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 2
Uttar Pradesh (194,000) Uttarakhand (6,500)
Primary Language: Urdu (189,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Eastern (1,700) Garhwali (600)
Primary Language: Urdu (189,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Eastern (1,700) Garhwali (600)
Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
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Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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