Taga (Muslim traditions) in India


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Largest Religion
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Introduction

Farming is the main vocation of the Taga people, often referred to as the Tyagi people. Tyaga is often used as a surname. They have two sub-groups: Dasa (or Daswan) and Bisa (or Biswan). The Dasa allow widows to re-marry but the Bisa forbid it. Marriages generally occur only within the Dasa and Bisa sub-groups. Each sub-group includes a number of clans, or gotras. Property is divided equally among sons only. The Taga may have been Brahmins at one time but have lost their priestly status.


Ministry Obstacles

Most of the Taga living in India live in Uttar Pradesh, the "home of Hinduism." This state has not given a home to the Christian gospel, however. Christians form only a tiny minority in this state.


Outreach Ideas


Prayer Focus

Pray that indigenous evangelists and church planters working in Uttar Pradesh would be made aware of the Taga people. Pray the Lord would send some of these workers to the Taga. Pray for those who will soon come to Christ from this people group, that they would be devoted to one another in brotherly love, honoring one another above themselves, not lacking in spiritual fervor, serving the Lord joyfully. Pray the Lord would open the eyes of the Taga so they will see Jesus as he truly is, the only way to reconciliation with the living God.


Scripture Prayers for the Taga (Muslim traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Taga (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Taga (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation TAH-gah
Alternate Names Tongewalle; Tyagi; तागा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 227,000
Population all Countries 248,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
People ID 17687
ROP3 Code 113132
ROP25 Code 307815
ROP25 Name Taga
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
220,000
Uttarakhand
7,100
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Uttar Pradesh 220,000
  Uttarakhand 7,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (135,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Urdu
65,000
Garhwali
600
Punjabi, Eastern
200
Bhojpuri
100
Primary Language Hindi (135,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 65,000
  Garhwali 600
  Punjabi, Eastern 200
  Bhojpuri 100
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2022)
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Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
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