Ager (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ager (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
25,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Ager people's name comes from the word "agara" meaning "salt pan." They are salt manufacturers who live mainly in certain coastal districts of Karnataka, though some live further north in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Many of them use their community name as a surname, so anyone who calls themselves Ager is probably from this salt-making community. Few of them own land. Though they eat wheat and rice as their staple cereals, the Ager people enjoy fish and wild game when they get a chance to eat it.

They only practice adult marriage. The bride price and dowry are paid both in cash and goods. After the marriage, the couple lives close to the groom's family. Everyone in an Ager family might work; men, women and children.

The Agers are Hindus who worship a number of local and regional gods and celebrate Hindu festivals. Some consult witchdoctors. This community is open to having their children educated, but they often drop out. Missionaries have provided them with medical care and educational opportunities. Thanks to mission efforts, a few Ager people have embraced Christ, though the numbers are so small that they are still considered to be an unreached people group.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


People Name General Ager (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Ager (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 25,000
World Population 25,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Agri, Kharwal, Mith Agri, Noongar, Sisodia Rajput, अगेर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19163
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 12
Largest States
Karnataka (9,000) Maharashtra (7,800) Rajasthan (2,600)
Gujarat (1,400) Goa (1,300) Delhi (1,300)
Uttar Pradesh (900) Dadra and Nagar Have (200) Tamil Nadu (100)
Punjab (100) Uttarakhand (100) West Bengal (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 12
Karnataka (9,000) Maharashtra (7,800)
Rajasthan (2,600) Gujarat (1,400)
Goa (1,300) Delhi (1,300)
Uttar Pradesh (900) Dadra and Nagar Have (200)
Tamil Nadu (100) Punjab (100)
Uttarakhand (100) West Bengal (20)

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Primary Language: Kannada (6,800 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (4,700) Hindi (3,200) Konkani (2,900)
Sindhi (2,000) Gujarati (1,700) Konkani, Goan (1,100)
Kacchi (600) Marwari (300) Dhundari (300)
Punjabi, Eastern (70) Kumaoni (50) Wagdi
Primary Language: Kannada (6,800 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 13
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (4,700) Hindi (3,200)
Konkani (2,900) Sindhi (2,000)
Gujarati (1,700) Konkani, Goan (1,100)
Kacchi (600) Marwari (300)
Dhundari (300) Punjabi, Eastern (70)
Kumaoni (50) Wagdi (10)
Primary Language: Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible 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 Kannada Bible stories
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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