Banijiga in India

The Banijiga 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: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Athnikar 52,000
Chilni 52,000
Dhulpavad 52,000

Introduction / History

The Lingayat have a sub group called the Banajiga who live in Karnataka in India. They speak, read and write in Kannada and are vegetarians who eat wheat and rice as cereals.

They have cousin marriages and have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are buried in a sitting position and they have yearly ancestor worship.

They work in cultivation, trading and business. Hinduism is their religion. There are professionals among them such as teachers, doctors and engineers. Their children go to school. Modern medicines are used by them.

They live in Belgaum and other regions of Karnataka.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Banijiga in India.

Pray that gospel materials will bring the Lingayat to Jesus Christ.
Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to Jesus Christ, too.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Banijiga
People Name in Country Banijiga
Population this Country 875,000
Population all Countries 875,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 17
Alternate Names Adi Banijiga; Agni; Balegara; बनिजिगा
People ID 16473
ROP3 Code 111639
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 9
Largest States
Karnataka
827,000
Maharashtra
19,000
Tamil Nadu
16,000
Andhra Pradesh
5,000
Telangana
4,000
Kerala
1,400
Goa
1,400
Delhi
200
Gujarat
80
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 9
  Karnataka 827,000
  Maharashtra 19,000
  Tamil Nadu 16,000
  Andhra Pradesh 5,000
  Telangana 4,000
  Kerala 1,400
  Goa 1,400
  Delhi 200
  Gujarat 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (604,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Telugu
122,000
Tulu
14,000
Tamil
6,100
Marathi
4,100
Konkani
1,400
Konkani, Goan
600
Primary Language Kannada (604,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 122,000
  Tulu 14,000
  Tamil 6,100
  Marathi 4,100
  Konkani 1,400
  Konkani, Goan 600
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2019)
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 Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
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 Kannada
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.75 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.14 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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