Moger Moyon in India

The Moger Moyon 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

The Moger are an indigenous people. Their main occupations are fishing and agricultural. For hundreds of years the Moger were hunter-gatherers but now they have settled down to live in villages near the coast of the Arabian Sea. Most of the Moger are illiterate or functionally illiterate. They are classified as a Scheduled Caste, which means they are eligible for public jobs and special consideration for university admissions. The primary language of the Moger is Kannada. Some also speak Konkani and Tulu. Many Christian resources are available in Kannada including a complete Bible and the JESUS Film.


Where Are they Located?

The Moger Moyan people live only in Karnataka, a state in southern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Poverty is a big problem for the Moger. If fishing is bad and crops fail, the Moger can face starvation. Many Moger children quit school early to help their families make a living. Most of the Moger villages do not have electricity, indoor plumbing and access to clean water. Besides fishing, Moger work as landless farm workers. They work on farms that grow rice, lentils, coconuts, palm trees and vegetables. As Hindus the Moger will not eat beef. Meat is often reserved for special occasions like holidays and family celebrations. The main foods of the Moger are rice and vegetables.

The Moger marry within their group. Families arrange marriages with the newly married couple living near or with the groom’s parents. Sons inherit property with the eldest son becoming the head of the family upon the death of his father. A caste council settles legal disputes and promotes Moger interests.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Moger practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon and spirits, which inhabit natural objects. 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. The Moger visit Hindu temples and shrines 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 Moger people are 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 Moger have many spiritual and physical needs. They need help educating their children beyond the primary level. They need help in overcoming adult illiteracy, which plagues their community. They need access to modern medicine and clean water. Most of all, the Moger need to hear and understand the message of Jesus Christ. He alone can forgive their sin and get them right with the one, true God.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Moger Moyon in India.

* Pray that the believers of south India will reach out and share the gospel with the Moger.
* Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Moger families and communities into a rich experience of God's blessings.
* Pray for Moger families and communities to discover and embrace the free gift of life found by trusting Christ and his finished work.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17640/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Moger Moyon
People Name in Country Moger Moyon
World Population 13,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names मोगेर मोयन
People ID 21205
ROP3 Code 118026
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)
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 1
  Karnataka 13,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Kannada (9,300 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Tulu
2,700
Konkani, Goan
1,200
Primary Language Kannada (9,300 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Tulu 2,700
  Konkani, Goan 1,200
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.46 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.51 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
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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