Vakkaliga in India

The Vakkaliga have only been reported in India
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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 Vakkaliga, 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 6,349,000
World Population 6,349,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 126
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Group Vakkaliga
Ethnic Code CNN23a
Total Subgroups on file 20
Largest Subgroups
(only 15 largest shown)
Gangadikara
537,000
Morasu
197,000
Hallikar
190,000
Nimdhari
186,000
Musuku
171,000
Kamati
147,000
Chelaru
143,000
Gauri
89,000
Sarpa
82,000
Nonaba
29,000
Lattikar
1,400
Acchu Tal
0
Bai
0
Beralakoduva
0
Bujjnigiyori
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Group Vakkaliga
Ethnic Code CNN23a
Total Subgroups 20 (only 15 largest shown)
  Gangadikara 537,000
  Morasu 197,000
  Hallikar 190,000
  Nimdhari 186,000
  Musuku 171,000
  Kamati 147,000
  Chelaru 143,000
  Gauri 89,000
  Sarpa 82,000
  Nonaba 29,000
  Lattikar 1,400
  Acchu Tal 0
  Bai 0
  Beralakoduva 0
  Bujjnigiyori 0
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 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Karnataka
5,855,000
Tamil Nadu
221,000
Maharashtra
144,000
Andhra Pradesh
58,000
Kerala
34,000
Telangana
26,000
Goa
4,600
Delhi
2,000
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Karnataka 5,855,000
  Tamil Nadu 221,000
  Maharashtra 144,000
  Andhra Pradesh 58,000
  Kerala 34,000
  Telangana 26,000
  Goa 4,600
  Delhi 2,000
  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
Other 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
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 Father's Love Letter
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 Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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