Sargara in India

The Sargara have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Sargara are a landless community.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their traditional and present-day occupation is splitting and selling wood. Those who breach community norms are fined and ostracized.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They profess Hinduism, and Chammunda and Ambajee are their family deities. Their regional deities are Hanumanjee, Shankar, Mahakali and Ramdevjee. To follow Jesus is to breach community norms, bringing significant ostracism and disfavor.


What Are Their Needs?

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


Prayer Points

There likely are no followers 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 God's blessing on the leaders in the Sargara community, along with their families, and for their people to welcome and enjoy God's provision.
Pray they will not find satisfaction in the worship of created things but will be given a hunger to worship the Creator.


Scripture Prayers for the Sargara in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sargara
People Name in Country Sargara
Alternate Names Hiragar; Sagra; सरगारा
Population this Country 174,000
Population all Countries 174,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 18033
ROP3 Code 113528
ROP25 Code 307266
ROP25 Name Saragara
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 4
Largest States
Rajasthan
165,000
Madhya Pradesh
6,700
Gujarat
500
Chhattisgarh
10
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Rajasthan 165,000
  Madhya Pradesh 6,700
  Gujarat 500
  Chhattisgarh 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.88 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Marwari (India) (72,000 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
67,000
Mewari
4,000
Gujarati
900
Wagdi
800
Dhundari
700
Malvi
200
Bagri
80
Primary Language Marwari (India) (72,000 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 67,000
  Mewari 4,000
  Gujarati 900
  Wagdi 800
  Dhundari 700
  Malvi 200
  Bagri 80
People Groups Speaking Marwari (India)
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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