Samagara in India

The Samagara 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: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Kannada 1,100
Arya Samagara 1,000
Arisa Unknown

Introduction / History

They live mainly in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. They speak mainly Kannada, the language of Karnataka, but also Malayalam and Tula.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Samagara are a hard-working people. Women work hard and wield power in community decision making. Their main occupation is leather work and the 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 Samagara families are highly educated and well settled.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They have followed the Hindu religion for ages, never having embraced other religions. 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 satsangs (Hindu sacred gatherings) 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.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Samagara in India.

Pray that the Samagara people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings.Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them.Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them to begin this decade.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Samagara
People Name in Country Samagara
Population this Country 90,000
Population all Countries 90,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Chamagar; Chambar; समगरा
People ID 18008
ROP3 Code 113501
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 7
Largest States
Karnataka
88,000
Telangana
1,000
Goa
200
Kerala
100
Andhra Pradesh
70
Tamil Nadu
40
Puducherry
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 7
  Karnataka 88,000
  Telangana 1,000
  Goa 200
  Kerala 100
  Andhra Pradesh 70
  Tamil Nadu 40
  Puducherry 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (73,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Marathi
14,000
Konkani, Goan
1,400
Telugu
600
Tulu
500
Konkani
300
Malayalam
70
Primary Language Kannada (73,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 14,000
  Konkani, Goan 1,400
  Telugu 600
  Tulu 500
  Konkani 300
  Malayalam 70
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  (1827-2016)
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 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)
Audio Recordings StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
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 Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.32 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.68 %
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 Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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