Mangala in India

Joshua Project has identified the Mangala only in India
Population
1,922,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 1,922,000
World Population 1,922,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 39 to 44
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Andhra Pradesh
(1,264,000)
Tamil Nadu
(481,000)
Telangana
(52,000)
Maharashtra
(41,000)
Karnataka
(38,000)
Odisha
(35,000)
Gujarat
(5,100)
Puducherry
(1,500)
West Bengal
(900)
Chhattisgarh
(600)
Jharkhand
(500)
Delhi
(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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 19
  Andhra Pradesh (1,264,000)
  Tamil Nadu (481,000)
  Telangana (52,000)
  Maharashtra (41,000)
  Karnataka (38,000)
  Odisha (35,000)
  Gujarat (5,100)
  Puducherry (1,500)
  West Bengal (900)
  Chhattisgarh (600)
  Jharkhand (500)
  Delhi (500)
  Kerala (500)
  Daman and Diu (300)
  Andaman and Nicobar (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (1,744,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
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
(600)
Hindi
(500)
English
(300)
Kurux
(90)
Kuvi
(30)
People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (1,744,000 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 (600)
  Hindi (500)
  English (300)
  Kurux (90)
  Kuvi (30)
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
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.95 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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