Nagar in India

The Nagar have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Chain Unknown
Dhanuk Unknown
Mondal Unknown
Polos-Lagar Unknown
Tior Unknown

Introduction / History

The Nagar of India are originally from Rajasthan. They are not to be confused with the Nagar Brahmins who have much higher status among Hindu communities. Most Nagar people live in Bihar, West Bengal or Odisha. In Bihar the Nagar speak Agika and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. In West Bengal they speak, read and write in Bengali.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Family leaders arrange marriages. They prefer monogamy. The bereaved can marry again. Sons and daughters inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of family matters when the father dies.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Nagar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins. Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The Nagar people need to put all their faith in Jesus Christ, the one who came to give abundant life.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Nagar in India.

* Pray that Nagar caste council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead their entire community into a Christ-ward direction. * Pray that God will give the Nagar dreams and visions leading them to salvation. * Pray for intercessors and workers. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only Savior.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-05
People Name General Nagar
People Name in Country Nagar
Population this Country 146,000
Population all Countries 146,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Lagar; Nagara; Nagar-Mondal; नगर
People ID 17739
ROP3 Code 113197
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
Bihar
84,000
West Bengal
59,000
Jharkhand
700
Tripura
400
Odisha
200
Andaman and Nicobar
200
Delhi
100
Karnataka
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
  Bihar 84,000
  West Bengal 59,000
  Jharkhand 700
  Tripura 400
  Odisha 200
  Andaman and Nicobar 200
  Delhi 100
  Karnataka 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (58,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Hindi
54,000
Angika
18,000
Maithili
8,300
Magahi
4,500
Bhojpuri
2,300
Odia
100
Primary Language Bengali (58,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 54,000
  Angika 18,000
  Maithili 8,300
  Magahi 4,500
  Bhojpuri 2,300
  Odia 100
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1832-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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