Mangala in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Mangala of India are also called Mangali. The word mangala can mean happiness in Telugu. They have been given the name Mangala as they play the flute at weddings. The Mangala read and write in Telugu. They are not vegetarians. They like rice as their main cereal.

In Andhra Pradesh, the Mangala are also called Bajantri. They believe in monogamy in marriage and prefer cross cousin marriages. Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again. They cremate their dead. They are barbers and have Panchayats that judge in local matters. The Mangala are Hindus by religion. They use modern medicines and do family planning. They believe in education for their children.

In Tamil Nadu some of the Mangala have become Christians. They are mainly barbers and are also called Bajantri. They do cross cousin marriages. They bury their dead except for the oldest ones who they cremate. The Mangala are also musicians. There are women midwives among them. They are low regards literacy though they believe in education. The gospel needs to be given in oral form as well.

In Maharashtra, the Mangala are also known as Navi. They are barbers. They are endogamous, meaning they do not marry outside the group and cross cousin marriages are favored. Their dead are buried and there are set periods for birth and death pollution.

The Mangala have festivals. Some have their own hairdressing businesses and others work for the government. Hinduism is their main religion.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Mangala Christians will lead the others among them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give the Mangala dreams and visions leading to Salvation among them.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-14
People Name General Mangala
People Name in Country Mangala
Population in India 1,871,000
World Population 1,871,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 37
Alternate Names Bajantri, Dhimar, Dhivar, Hajam, Mahali, Mang, Mangali, Mangela, Nai, Napik, Navi, Nayadaru, Tandel, Vanjantri, Warik, मंगला
People ID 19068
ROP3 Code 115279
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Group Mangala
Ethnic Code CNN23d
Total Subgroups on file 9
Largest Subgroups
Agamudaiyan
31,000
Angarukudu
31,000
Kanyakulam
31,000
Murikinadu
31,000
Reddi Bajantri
31,000
Raddi
3,700
Konda
3,100
Sri Mangala
3,100
Mahratha Warik
900
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Group Mangala
Ethnic Code CNN23d
Total Subgroups 9
  Agamudaiyan 31,000
  Angarukudu 31,000
  Kanyakulam 31,000
  Murikinadu 31,000
  Reddi Bajantri 31,000
  Raddi 3,700
  Konda 3,100
  Sri Mangala 3,100
  Mahratha Warik 900
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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh
1,229,000
Tamil Nadu
468,000
Telangana
51,000
Maharashtra
39,000
Odisha
37,000
Karnataka
37,000
Gujarat
4,900
Puducherry
1,500
West Bengal
900
Chhattisgarh
600
Delhi
500
Jharkhand
500
Kerala
500
Daman and Diu
300
Andaman and Nicobar
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 19
  Andhra Pradesh 1,229,000
  Tamil Nadu 468,000
  Telangana 51,000
  Maharashtra 39,000
  Odisha 37,000
  Karnataka 37,000
  Gujarat 4,900
  Puducherry 1,500
  West Bengal 900
  Chhattisgarh 600
  Delhi 500
  Jharkhand 500
  Kerala 500
  Daman and Diu 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (1,747,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Tamil
45,000
Kannada
29,000
Odia
14,000
Marathi
9,600
Konkani
3,000
Gujarati
2,000
Kui
500
Hindi
500
English
300
Kurux
90
Kuvi
20
Other People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (1,747,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 45,000
  Kannada 29,000
  Odia 14,000
  Marathi 9,600
  Konkani 3,000
  Gujarati 2,000
  Kui 500
  Hindi 500
  English 300
  Kurux 90
  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  (1854-2002)
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 (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
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 Telugu
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 Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source JSE Ministries India 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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