Pagadai in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Pagadai
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 9,500
World Population: 9,500
Primary Language: Tamil
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Pagadai are a Scheduled Caste living in Tamil Nadu. They speak Telugu and Tamil and read and write in Tamil. They are not vegetarian. They eat beef and pork and rice as a cereal. Hinduism is their religion.

The Pagadai prefer cross-cousin marriages. They are endogamous, which means they prefer marriages within their community. Women help with the financial income matters.

The Pagadai work as sweepers in the towns and as agricultural laborers in the rural regions. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form in addition to written form. They use indigenous and traditional medicines as well as family planning.

Prayer Points

Pray that Indian Christians lead them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that gospel recordings lead them to salvation.

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