Taga (Hindu traditions) in India

The Taga (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Taga are also referred to as Tyagi (or Tyagi Brahmin), and Tyagi is a common surname. Some say they were Brahmin at one time, but became farmers and lost Brahmin status. They have been settled farmers for many years. The Taga have two subdivisions, Dasa and Bisa. The former allow widow remarriage while the latter prohibit it. If a Bisa allows and approves widow remarriage he at once falls into the Dasa subdivision. Ashes and bones are collected and disposed of on the third day after cremation. The gots (clans) regulate marriage alliances.


Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual darkness pervades those entrapped in Hinduism.


Outreach Ideas

Pray that Christian workers in the area won't overlook the Taga community. Pray they will no longer be a forgotten people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There is no indication of any followers of Jesus today among the Hindu Taga. There may be a few secret believers. However, it's not too early to pray for those who will come to Christ in saving faith. They will need prayer support.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Taga community to increasingly become aware of their need for forgiveness of sin, and that they will seek a Savior.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Taga (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Taga (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 547,000
World Population 547,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Tagah, Tyagi, Tyagi Brahman, Tyagi Brahmin, तागा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18202
ROP3 Code 113717
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Taga (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups on file 4
Largest Subgroups
Biswan
65,000
Daswan
65,000
Badha
29,000
Chotteya
28,000
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Taga (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups 4
  Biswan 65,000
  Daswan 65,000
  Badha 29,000
  Chotteya 28,000
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 5
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
393,000
Delhi
141,000
Uttarakhand
12,000
Chandigarh
1,100
Haryana
800
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 5
  Uttar Pradesh 393,000
  Delhi 141,000
  Uttarakhand 12,000
  Chandigarh 1,100
  Haryana 800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (514,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Eastern
23,000
Garhwali
1,200
Haryanvi
1,100
Bagri
20
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (514,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Eastern 23,000
  Garhwali 1,200
  Haryanvi 1,100
  Bagri 20
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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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