Hakki Pikki in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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Introduction / History

Their name means, "bird catcher," because they are known for their ability to catch birds. The Hakki Pikki believe their original ancestor was the legendary Ranapratap Singh and that they are from a Kshatriya or warrior background. They believe their ancestors migrated to southern India after being defeated by the Moghuls. They are a scheduled tribe which means they have low status. They have four clans.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Hakki Pikki are semi nomadic. These hunters make these slings, as they are also expert to catch birds and animals. They are non-vegetarians and they mostly catch their prey themselves. Their children do not get enough education to compete in India's modernizing economy. However, the Hakki Pikki are known to learn a number of languages which helps them barter at a local level.

The Hakki Pikki depend on selling their crafts and low-cost wares. During the Covid 19 crisis, they faced major difficulties because of the lockdown.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they are official Hindu, that label is a catch all for the various indigenous religions of South Asia. The Hakki Pikki have their own deities.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hakki Pikki need the Holy Spirit to empower them to open their eyes and see Jesus.


Prayer Points

Pray for loving workers to go to the Hakki Pikki people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


Scripture Prayers for the Hakki Pikki in India.


References

https://www.drishtiias.com/daily-updates/daily-news-analysis/hakkioikki-tribe-of-karnataka

https://starofmysore.com/hunsurs-hakki-pikki-tribes-lose-incomes-stare-at-hunger/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-31
People Name General Hakki Pikki
People Name in Country Hakki Pikki
Population this Country 29,000
Population all Countries 30,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bagri; Chigaribetegar; Gaypardhi; Guvvalollu; Guvvalulu; Haranshikari; Kurivikkaran; Kuruvikaran; Longoti Pardhi; Melshikari; Nakkala; Narikorava; Narikoravar; Narikurava; Oachikorava; Osi Korava; Phase Pardhi; Pittalollu; Pittalulu; Pusalollu; Vaghri; Waggai; हक्की पिक्की
People ID 16932
ROP3 Code 112234
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 5
Largest States
Karnataka
14,000
Tamil Nadu
7,800
Andhra Pradesh
5,500
Telangana
1,500
Puducherry
200
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 5
  Karnataka 14,000
  Tamil Nadu 7,800
  Andhra Pradesh 5,500
  Telangana 1,500
  Puducherry 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.81 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.88 %
Islam
0.12 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.17 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Vaagri Booli (11,000 speakers)
Language Code vaa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Telugu
6,100
Kannada
4,800
Marathi
2,100
Hindi
600
Tamil
200
Gondi, Adilabad
90
Konkani
70
Odia
50
Bhili
20
Tulu
20
Punjabi, Eastern Bengali
Malayalam Halbi
Primary Language Vaagri Booli (11,000 speakers)
Language Code vaa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 6,100
  Kannada 4,800
  Marathi 2,100
  Hindi 600
  Tamil 200
  Gondi, Adilabad 90
  Konkani 70
  Odia 50
  Bhili 20
  Tulu 20
  Punjabi, Eastern 10
  Bengali 10
  Malayalam 0
  Halbi 0
People Groups Speaking Vaagri Booli

Primary Language:  Vaagri Booli

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1975-1979)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2023)
Bible-Complete No
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Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Vaagri Booli 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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