Sargara in India

Joshua Project has identified the Sargara only in India
Population
153,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Sargara are a landless community. Their traditional and present-day occupation is splitting and selling wood. Those who breach community norms are fined and ostracized. They profess Hinduism, and Chammunda and Ambajee are their family deities. Their regional deities are Hanumanjee, Shankar, Mahakali and Ramdevjee. The Sargara traditionally do not take food and water from the lower scheduled castes, and food and water from the Sargara are not accepted by the upper castes.


Ministry Obstacles

To follow Jesus is to breach community norms, bringing significant ostracism.


Outreach Ideas

Christians need to help the Sargara people with physical and material needs, as well as telling them of Jesus.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There likely isn't a single follower of Jesus among the Sargara community today, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will fully grasp the significance of Jesus' sacrificial death, and will trust him fully for both forgiveness of sin and power to live life. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Sargara community will not find satisfaction in the worship of created things, but will be given a hunger to worship the Creator.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-12
People Name General Sargara
People Name in Country Sargara
Population in India 153,000
World Population 153,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Hiragar, Sagra, सरगारा
People ID 18033
ROP3 Code 113528
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Largest States
Rajasthan (142,000) Madhya Pradesh (10,000) Gujarat (500)
Chhattisgarh (10)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Rajasthan (142,000) Madhya Pradesh (10,000)
Gujarat (500) Chhattisgarh (10)
Primary Language: Marwari (80,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 9
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (78,000) Mewari (7,100) Merwari (3,300)
Wagdi (1,600) Dhundari (900) Malvi (500)
Gujarati (400) Bagri (80)
Primary Language: Marwari (80,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 9
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (78,000) Mewari (7,100)
Merwari (3,300) Wagdi (1,600)
Dhundari (900) Malvi (500)
Gujarati (400) Bagri (80)
Primary Language: Marwari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1815-1867)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1821)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marwari
Film / Video Ravi's Way (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Welcome Jesus (Indigitube.tv)
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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