Vakkaliga in India

Joshua Project has identified the Vakkaliga only in India
Population
6,696,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Animal husbandry, settled cultivation and horticulture are the traditional occupations of this community. They are Hindu by religion and celebrate festivals like Hire Suggi and Kire Suggi (harvest festivals). Only men participate in their traditional Suggi Kunita dance. A widow is allowed to live with a man of her choice without a ceremonial marriage.


Ministry Obstacles

The Vakkaliga community may have many misconceptions about what it means to know and follow Christ.


Outreach Ideas

Redemptive analogies coupled with favorable relationships with these people may be helpful.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Christians among the Bakkaliga, that they will be accurately instructed in the faith, and become mature disciples of Christ. Pray they will put off falsehood and speak truthfully to one another, in love.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Vakkaliga community, that they will be able to support their families adequately, and have access to health care. Pray they will desire to worship the Creator, not the creation.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-23
People Name General Vakkaliga
People Name in Country Vakkaliga
Population in India 6,696,000
World Population 6,696,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 134 to 139
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Akutota, Christian, Desai, Dommari, Guruda, Hagada, Hallikar, Hegadpar, Hegde, Heggade, Heggede, Illela, Kapu, Kunchitiga, Kuruva, Musugu, Nadi Taram, Panta, Peggade, Pergade, Reddi, Reddy, Renati, Sajjana, Vokkaliga, Vokkaliga Kare Vokkal, वाककलीगा
People ID 18293
ROP3 Code 113838
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Karnataka
(6,175,000)
Tamil Nadu
(233,000)
Maharashtra
(152,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(62,000)
Kerala
(36,000)
Telangana
(27,000)
Goa
(4,800)
Delhi
(2,200)
Gujarat
(1,100)
Madhya Pradesh
(900)
Uttar Pradesh
(300)
West Bengal
(200)
Chhattisgarh
(200)
Odisha
(200)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(200)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Karnataka (6,175,000)
  Tamil Nadu (233,000)
  Maharashtra (152,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (62,000)
  Kerala (36,000)
  Telangana (27,000)
  Goa (4,800)
  Delhi (2,200)
  Gujarat (1,100)
  Madhya Pradesh (900)
  Uttar Pradesh (300)
  West Bengal (200)
  Chhattisgarh (200)
  Odisha (200)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (5,872,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Telugu
(183,000)
Tulu
(131,000)
Konkani
(70,000)
Tamil
(25,000)
Konkani, Goan
(23,000)
Bellari
(400)
People Groups Speaking Kannada
Primary Language Kannada (5,872,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Telugu (183,000)
  Tulu (131,000)
  Konkani (70,000)
  Tamil (25,000)
  Konkani, Goan (23,000)
  Bellari (400)
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
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 Kannada Bible stories
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 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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.22 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.80 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.99 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Patel Bandhu 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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