Mangala in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Agamudaiyan 35,000

Introduction / History

Mangala in India are also called Mangali. The word mangala can mean "happiness" in Telugu. They have been given the name Mangala because they traditionally played flutes at weddings.


Where Are they Located?

Mangala people live in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Mangala people read and write in Telugu. They have a low regard for literacy, although they believe in education for their children.
They are not vegetarians. Rice is their main cereal.

They work as barbers, musicians, women as midwives, and hairdressers, and some work in government.

In Andhra Pradesh, the Mangala are also called Bajantri. They have one spouse and prefer cross cousin marriages. Divorcees and the bereaved may re-marry. They cremate and bury their dead, and there are set periods for birth and death pollution. They have Panchayats that judge in local matters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by Mangala people is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition on the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

The primary need of Mangala people is to understand that Jesus Christ give His life to pay the full penalty for all their sins.

Nearly all are Hindus, and the Mangalas are locked into Hindu culture, so they usually view accepting the lordship of Christ as a threat to their identity.

Andhra Pradesh has established anti-conversion laws, "ironically titled freedom of religion and rights of tribal and other marginalized sections of the Indian society." These laws are widely abused by Hindu radicals to harass and intimidate Christians while claiming to be operating under the auspices of state law.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mangala in India.

Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of Mangala communities through the abundant life and love Jesus offers to all nations.
Pray for deliverance from the fear that hinders God's blessing from multiplying through Mangala families and communities.
Pray that spiritual barriers will be broken, and that they will turn their hearts to Jesus.
Pray that God's people will make long-lasting, intentional contact with Mangala people that will result in many disciples reaching their own people.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-01-30
People Name General Mangala
People Name in Country Mangala
Pronunciation MAHNG-gah-lah
Population this Country 2,145,000
Population all Countries 2,146,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 43
Alternate Names Bajantri; Dhimar; Dhivar; Hajam; Mahali; Mang; Mangali; Mangela; Nai; Napik; Navi; Nayadaru; Tandel; Vanjantri; Warik; मंगला
People ID 19068
ROP3 Code 115279
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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh
1,474,000
Tamil Nadu
471,000
Telangana
58,000
Maharashtra
48,000
Odisha
43,000
Karnataka
38,000
Gujarat
5,700
Puducherry
2,200
West Bengal
1,100
Chhattisgarh
800
Jharkhand
600
Delhi
500
Kerala
500
Daman and Diu
400
Andaman and Nicobar
300
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 19
  Andhra Pradesh 1,474,000
  Tamil Nadu 471,000
  Telangana 58,000
  Maharashtra 48,000
  Odisha 43,000
  Karnataka 38,000
  Gujarat 5,700
  Puducherry 2,200
  West Bengal 1,100
  Chhattisgarh 800
  Jharkhand 600
  Delhi 500
  Kerala 500
  Daman and Diu 400
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (1,804,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Tamil
58,000
Kannada
30,000
Odia
14,000
Marathi
10,000
Konkani
3,100
Gujarati
2,000
Hindi
500
Kui
500
Kurux
90
Kui, Dawik
50
Kuvi
20
Primary Language Telugu (1,804,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 58,000
  Kannada 30,000
  Odia 14,000
  Marathi 10,000
  Konkani 3,100
  Gujarati 2,000
  Hindi 500
  Kui 500
  Kurux 90
  Kui, Dawik 50
  Kuvi 20
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Story
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source JSE Ministries India 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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