Budega Jangam in India

The Budega Jangam have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 8

Subgroup Name Population
Ganachari 17,000
Ganakuma 17,000
Gurusthar 15,000
Churuku Jangam 10,000
Mulaka Jangam 10,000
Nakka Jangam 10,000
Gurusthal 3,000
Myasa Unknown

Introduction / History

The Beda Jangam were traditionally a religious mendicant and priestly class. They live in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their occupations are religious gurus, agriculture, petty business, and government and private service.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are followers of the Veerashaiva sect, so they primarily worship the Hindu god Shiva, but they also believe in Shakthi and Panchacharyas. They wear Istalingas on their bodies, representation of Shiva and used as a symbol for worship in temples.


What Are Their Needs?

Their greatest need is for sufficient food, education and good employment.


Prayer Points

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will give the Beda Jangam people a willingness to accept the eternal blessings of Jesus Christ. Pray for a disciple making movement that will bless the Beda Jangam people this decade. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Beda Jangam people.


Scripture Prayers for the Budega Jangam in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Budega Jangam
People Name in Country Budega Jangam
Population this Country 345,000
Population all Countries 345,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Alternate Names Andi; Ayya; Badgi Jangam; Beda Budega Jangam; Beda Budiga Jangam; Budaga Janam; Budaga Jangalu; Budaga Jangam; Budga Jangam; Budiga Jangam; Devar; Devera; Jangalu; Jangam; Jangama; Jhangam; Kuruvikkaran; Nakkala; Nakkalavandlu; Tambiran; Tolubomalawaru; Veerasaiva; Veerasaiva Jangam; बेड़ा जंगम
People ID 16366
ROP3 Code 111508
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Dalit - other
People Group Budega Jangam
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 8
  Ganachari 17,000
  Ganakuma 17,000
  Gurusthar 15,000
  Churuku Jangam 10,000
  Mulaka Jangam 10,000
  Nakka Jangam 10,000
  Gurusthal 3,000
  Myasa 80
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 12
Largest States
Karnataka
138,000
Telangana
130,000
Maharashtra
32,000
Odisha
18,000
Andhra Pradesh
13,000
Tamil Nadu
8,000
Goa
1,700
Madhya Pradesh
1,400
Chhattisgarh
200
Gujarat
100
Puducherry
20
Daman and Diu
10
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 12
  Karnataka 138,000
  Telangana 130,000
  Maharashtra 32,000
  Odisha 18,000
  Andhra Pradesh 13,000
  Tamil Nadu 8,000
  Goa 1,700
  Madhya Pradesh 1,400
  Chhattisgarh 200
  Gujarat 100
  Puducherry 20
  Daman and Diu 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (144,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Kannada
144,000
Marathi
9,900
Odia
5,200
Tamil
2,000
Hindi
900
Konkani, Goan
700
Konkani
700
Kui
200
Gujarati
100
Chhattisgarhi
100
Kurux
70
Vaagri Booli
70
Nimadi
60
Kui, Dawik
40
Primary Language Telugu (144,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 144,000
  Marathi 9,900
  Odia 5,200
  Tamil 2,000
  Hindi 900
  Konkani, Goan 700
  Konkani 700
  Kui 200
  Gujarati 100
  Chhattisgarhi 100
  Kurux 70
  Vaagri Booli 70
  Nimadi 60
  Kui, Dawik 40
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  (1854-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Story
General Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Phanidhar 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more