Mangala in India


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Main Language
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Subgroups: 9

Subgroup Name Population
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

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

* 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  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-14
People Name General Mangala
People Name in Country Mangala
Population in India 1,864,000
World Population 1,864,700
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 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
1,225,000
Tamil Nadu
465,000
Telangana
51,000
Maharashtra
39,000
Odisha
37,000
Karnataka
37,000
Gujarat
4,900
Puducherry
1,900
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 1,225,000
  Tamil Nadu 465,000
  Telangana 51,000
  Maharashtra 39,000
  Odisha 37,000
  Karnataka 37,000
  Gujarat 4,900
  Puducherry 1,900
  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 (1,752,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Tamil
45,000
Kannada
30,000
Odia
14,000
Marathi
9,600
Konkani
3,000
Gujarati
2,000
Kui
500
Hindi
500
English
300
Kurux
90
Kuvi
20
Primary Language Telugu (1,752,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 45,000
  Kannada 30,000
  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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 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
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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