Nagar in India

The Nagar have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Nagar of India are originally from Rajasthan. They are not to be confused with the Nagar Brahmins who have much higher status among Hindu communities. Most Nagar people live in Bihar, West Bengal or Odisha. In Bihar the Nagar speak Agika and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. In West Bengal they speak, read and write in Bengali.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Family leaders arrange marriages. They prefer monogamy. The bereaved can marry again. Sons and daughters inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of family matters when the father dies.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Nagar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins. Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The Nagar people need to put all their faith in Jesus Christ, the one who came to give abundant life.


Prayer Points

Pray that Nagar caste council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead their entire community into a Christ-ward direction. Pray that God will give the Nagar dreams and visions leading them to salvation. Pray for intercessors and workers. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only Savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Nagar in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Nagar
People Name in Country Nagar
Alternate Names Lagar; Nagara; Nagar-Mondal; नगर
Population this Country 180,000
Population all Countries 180,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
People ID 17739
ROP3 Code 113197
ROP25 Code 305784
ROP25 Name Nagar
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 8
Largest States
Bihar
100,000
West Bengal
79,000
Jharkhand
800
Tripura
400
Andaman and Nicobar
300
Odisha
300
Delhi
200
Karnataka
70
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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 8
  Bihar 100,000
  West Bengal 79,000
  Jharkhand 800
  Tripura 400
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
  Odisha 300
  Delhi 200
  Karnataka 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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.
Primary Language Bengali (64,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Hindi
53,000
Angika
18,000
Maithili
8,000
Magahi
4,600
Bhojpuri
3,900
Odia
100
Primary Language Bengali (64,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 53,000
  Angika 18,000
  Maithili 8,000
  Magahi 4,600
  Bhojpuri 3,900
  Odia 100
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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