Samagara in India

Joshua Project has identified the Samagara only in India
Population
121,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Samagara are a hard working people. They have followed the Hindu religion for ages, never having embraced other religions.


Where Are they Located?

They live mainly in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their main occupation is the working of leather and manufacture of footwear popularly called Kolhapuri chappals. Presently a large number have switched over to other professions. Education among the present generation is on the rise.

A certain cluster of families is are highly educated and well settled.

Women join in the labor of the community and also wield power in making decisions.

In addition to Malayalam they also speak Kannada and Tula.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They have an unflinching faith in Hinduism. They are mostly devotees of Shiva and Durga. They worship in all types of temples. They conduct regular satsang on Sundays in Hyderabad.


What Are Their Needs?

They need financial help to rise out of poverty. Once given an opportunity, they will probably advance quickly.


References

Sing, K. S., ed. India's Communities, Vol. VI, Oxford University Press, USA (June 3, 1999). pg. 3112


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Samagara
People Name in Country Samagara
Population in India 121,000
World Population 121,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chamagar, Chambar, समगरा
People ID 18008
ROP3 Code 113501
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Karnataka
(116,000)
Telangana
(3,100)
Kerala
(500)
Tamil Nadu
(200)
Goa
(200)
Andhra Pradesh
(200)
Puducherry
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Karnataka (116,000)
  Telangana (3,100)
  Kerala (500)
  Tamil Nadu (200)
  Goa (200)
  Andhra Pradesh (200)
  Puducherry (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (82,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Marathi
(25,000)
Tulu
(3,800)
Konkani, Goan
(1,200)
Telugu
(700)
Konkani
(300)
Malayalam
(100)
Tamil
(30)
People Groups Speaking Kannada
Primary Language Kannada (82,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Marathi (25,000)
  Tulu (3,800)
  Konkani, Goan (1,200)
  Telugu (700)
  Konkani (300)
  Malayalam (100)
  Tamil (30)
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1831-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.27 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
64.60 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
35.13 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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