Balija Bogam in India

The Balija Bogam have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Natavallolu are also called Balija Bogam. The word Bogam is to do with pleasure as their traditional work was to do with dancing. Not many of them do that now. Hinduism is their religion. They speak, read and write in Telugu and Kannada. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal.

The Natavallolu do have cousin marriages. Marriages are adult and through discussion. Male divorcees and widowers can marry again. There are marriage rituals. Sons and daughters get same shares of the property on the death of the father. The professionals among them cremate the dead while the rest of them bury the dead.

The Natavallolu work mainly in agriculture and in businesses. They make use of government help. Most of them live in Karnataka with some of them living in Andhra Pradesh too.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Balija Bogam in India.

* Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials lead them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Balija Bogam
People Name in Country Balija Bogam
World Population 75,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bogam, Gazula, Kasban, Kavarai, Munnur, Mutrasi, Naidu, Vaidu, बलिजा बोगम
People ID 21089
ROP3 Code 117913
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 7
Largest States
Telangana
34,000
Karnataka
32,000
Tamil Nadu
4,200
Maharashtra
1,600
Odisha
1,300
Chhattisgarh
1,200
Madhya Pradesh
100
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 7
  Telangana 34,000
  Karnataka 32,000
  Tamil Nadu 4,200
  Maharashtra 1,600
  Odisha 1,300
  Chhattisgarh 1,200
  Madhya Pradesh 100
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Telugu (51,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Kannada
23,000
Primary Language Telugu (51,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 23,000
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
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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
Film / Video The Story
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.66 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.34 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.