Sangar in India

The Sangar 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 / History

Sangar people were nomadic in their history. Eventually, they agreed with their rulers to settle.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Sangar people live on the west coast of India in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Sangar people are farmers. Some raise cattle, and others work for the Border Security Force along the Pakistan border.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Sangar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. 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 many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Sangar people include 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?

Although audio, visual and written Bible resources are available in Marathi, their spoken language, they remain unreached with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and His provisional payment of the penalty for their sins. They need spiritual freedom given only by the Son who can make them “free indeed.”


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Sangar in India.

* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Sangars.
* Pray for the Sangar people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Sangar people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Sangar disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Sangar communities.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanghar_caste
http://www.ijph.in/article.asp?issn=0019-557X;year=2019;volume=63;issue=2;spage=151;epage=153;aulast=Sangar;type=0


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sangar
People Name in Country Sangar
World Population 34,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Brahma Kshatriya; Sanahadia; Sanghar; Sangharia; Sangiasi; संगर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18014
ROP3 Code 113508
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 6
Largest States
Maharashtra
32,000
Gujarat
1,300
Goa
300
Karnataka
90
Daman and Diu
30
Telangana
30
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 6
  Maharashtra 32,000
  Gujarat 1,300
  Goa 300
  Karnataka 90
  Daman and Diu 30
  Telangana 30
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Marathi (19,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
12,000
Kacchi
1,000
Hindi
500
Konkani, Goan
500
Konkani
100
Telugu
30
Primary Language Marathi (19,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 12,000
  Kacchi 1,000
  Hindi 500
  Konkani, Goan 500
  Konkani 100
  Telugu 30
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2015)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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