Samagara in India

The Samagara have only been reported in India
Population
113,000
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 113,000
World Population 113,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chamagar, Chambar, समगरा
People ID 18008
ROP3 Code 113501
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Group Samagara
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Total Subgroups on file 3
Largest Subgroups
Kannada
1,100
Arya Samagara
1,000
Arisa
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Group Samagara
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Total Subgroups 3
  Kannada 1,100
  Arya Samagara 1,000
  Arisa 0
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Karnataka
110,000
Telangana
2,900
Kerala
500
Goa
200
Andhra Pradesh
200
Tamil Nadu
200
Puducherry
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Karnataka 110,000
  Telangana 2,900
  Kerala 500
  Goa 200
  Andhra Pradesh 200
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Puducherry 10
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
Other 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
Bible-NT Text 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 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 Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
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
64.63 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
35.11 %
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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