Pagadai in India

The Pagadai 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.

Introduction / History

The Pagadai are a Scheduled Caste living in Tamil Nadu. They speak Telugu and Tamil and read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarian. They eat beef and pork and rice as a cereal. Hinduism is their religion.

The Pagadai prefer cross-cousin marriages. They are endogamous, which means they prefer marriages within their community. Women help with the financial income matters.

The Pagadai work as sweepers in the towns and as agricultural laborers in the rural regions. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form in addition to written form. They use indigenous and traditional medicines as well as family planning.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Pagadai in India.

* Pray that Indian Christians lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Pagadai
People Name in Country Pagadai
Population this Country 8,200
Population all Countries 8,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Arundhatiyar; Chakkiliyan; Chakkiliyan Arundhatiyar Matangi; Pagadadi; Paigarapu; Poigarp; पगड़ाई
People ID 17809
ROP3 Code 113282
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 5
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
7,500
Kerala
500
Odisha
100
Puducherry
70
Telangana
30
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 5
  Tamil Nadu 7,500
  Kerala 500
  Odisha 100
  Puducherry 70
  Telangana 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Tamil (4,700 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Telugu
3,500
Primary Language Tamil (4,700 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 3,500
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1727-2016)
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 Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Finding Peace
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
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 Prophets' Story
General Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
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.
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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