Sargara in India

The Sargara 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.

Introduction

The Sargara are a landless community. Their traditional and present-day occupation is splitting and selling wood. Those who breach community norms are fined and ostracized. They profess Hinduism, and Chammunda and Ambajee are their family deities. Their regional deities are Hanumanjee, Shankar, Mahakali and Ramdevjee. The Sargara traditionally do not take food and water from the lower scheduled castes, and food and water from the Sargara are not accepted by the upper castes.


Ministry Obstacles

To follow Jesus is to breach community norms, bringing significant ostracism.


Outreach Ideas

Christians need to help the Sargara people with physical and material needs, as well as telling them of Jesus.


Prayer Focus

There likely isn't a single follower of Jesus among the Sargara community today, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will fully grasp the significance of Jesus' sacrificial death, and will trust him fully for both forgiveness of sin and power to live life. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Pray for God's blessing on the leaders in the Sargara community, along with their families, and for their people to welcome and enjoy God's provision. Pray they will not find satisfaction in the worship of created things, but will be given a hunger to worship the Creator.


Scripture Prayers for the Sargara in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-12
People Name General Sargara
People Name in Country Sargara
Population this Country 172,000
Population all Countries 172,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Hiragar; Sagra; सरगारा
People ID 18033
ROP3 Code 113528
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 4
Largest States
Rajasthan
164,000
Madhya Pradesh
6,700
Gujarat
500
Chhattisgarh
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 4
  Rajasthan 164,000
  Madhya Pradesh 6,700
  Gujarat 500
  Chhattisgarh 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marwari (72,000 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
67,000
Mewari
4,000
Gujarati
900
Wagdi
800
Dhundari
700
Malvi
200
Bagri
80
Primary Language Marwari (72,000 speakers)
Language Code rwr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 67,000
  Mewari 4,000
  Gujarati 900
  Wagdi 800
  Dhundari 700
  Malvi 200
  Bagri 80
People Groups Speaking Marwari

Primary Language:  Marwari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1815-1867)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1821)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope Create International
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marwari Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.08 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.88 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
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 Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more