Samagara in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Samagara
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 106,000
World Population: 106,000
Primary Language: Kannada
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

They live mainly in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. They speak mainly Kannada, the language of Karnataka, but also Malayalam and Tula.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Samagara are a hard-working people. Women work hard and wield power in community decision making. Their main occupation is leather work and the manufacture of footwear popularly called Kolhapuri chappals. Presently a large number have switched over to other professions. Education among the present generation is on the rise. A certain cluster of Samagara families are highly educated and well settled.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They have followed the Hindu religion for ages, never having embraced other religions. They have an unflinching faith in Hinduism. They are mostly devotees of Shiva and Durga. They worship in all types of temples. They conduct regular satsangs (Hindu sacred gatherings) on Sundays in Hyderabad.

What Are Their Needs?

They need financial help to rise out of poverty. Once given an opportunity, they will probably advance quickly.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Samagara people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them to begin this decade.

Text Source:   Joshua Project