Sagar in India

The Sagar 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 Sagar name is related to the sea. The Sagar in Gujarat speak, read and write in Gujarati. They live in Gujarat and Maharashtra.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work in agriculture and are not vegetarians. Some of the Sagar own land and some do not. Women help with financial matters. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried or cremated. The bereaved and divorced can marry again. On the death of the father, the sons inherit the property. They have a community council to look after them and settle disagreements among them. Modern medicine is used by them. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Sagar 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.


What Are Their Needs?

The Sagar people need to experience the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Sagar in India.

* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a movement to Christ. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will become readily available to them. * Pray for intercessors and workers to go to them.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sagar
People Name in Country Sagar
Population this Country 14,000
Population all Countries 14,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Sagaria; सागर
People ID 17993
ROP3 Code 113485
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
Gujarat
12,000
Maharashtra
2,100
Daman and Diu
600
Dadra and Nagar Have
50
Goa
10
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
  Gujarat 12,000
  Maharashtra 2,100
  Daman and Diu 600
  Dadra and Nagar Have 50
  Goa 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (13,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Marathi
700
Hindi
700
Primary Language Gujarati (13,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 700
  Hindi 700
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2016)
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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
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 Gujarati
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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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