Takari in India

The Takari 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: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Gaikwad Unknown
Jadhav Unknown

Introduction / History

The Takari are a small group of indigenous people who live in the western Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Takari is derived from "takna" which means to tap or chisel. Their traditional work has been repairing grinding mills. They are now a small occupational offshoot of the Pardhis, a tribal community in Maharashtra. They have low caste status since they are a tribal people. The two main languages of the Takari are Urdu and Kannada. Complete Bibles and the JESUS Film are available in both languages. Unfortunately, many of the Takari are unable to read and write. The gospel will have to be shared with them in oral and visual forms.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Takari travel from village to village and roughen household grinding-mills when they have been worn too smooth to be useful in milling grain. Others make their living by hunting and gathering products from the forest. The traditional occupation of repairing grinding stones is disappearing due to the introduction of modern factories that grind grain more efficiently.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Takari people are Sunni, the largest branch of Islam. The brand of Islam is heavily influenced by folk religion, or the belief that spirits inhabit the objects of nature. The Takari try to obey the teachings of the Koran and the prophet Mohammad. They believe that by following the Five Pillars of Islam that they will attain heaven when they die. However, Allah, the supreme God of the universe, determines who enters paradise. Sunnis pray five times a day facing Mecca. They fast the month of Ramadan. They attend mosque services on Friday. If a Muslim has the means, he or she will make a pilgrimage to Mecca once in his or her lifetime. Muslims are also prohibited to drink alcohol, eat pork, gamble, steal, use deceit, slander, and make idols. The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.


What Are Their Needs?

The Takari need new job skills. Many of the Takari, especially the women and girls, need to learn how to read and write. Most of all the Takari need to understand that Jesus or Isa is much more than a human prophet. He alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Takari in India.

Ask the Lord to create a desire in the Takari to find more about Jesus or Isa. Pray for a disciple making movement that will bless the Takari people this decade. Pray for the Lord to send out workers to the Takari people to tell them about Jesus.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Takari
People Name in Country Takari
Population this Country 700
Population all Countries 700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dhondphodia; Takankar; Takara; Takkar; Takkari; Tiggari; Vashri; तकारी
People ID 18208
ROP3 Code 113725
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 2
Largest States
Maharashtra
600
Karnataka
40
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 2
  Maharashtra 600
  Karnataka 40
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Urdu (400 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Kannada
300
Primary Language Urdu (400 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 300
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2007)
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 Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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