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Aguri in India

Aguri

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
473,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.13 % Unknown   

Aguri in India

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Introduction / History
They are a cultivating and trading caste representing Ugra Kshatriyas. They were brought by the King 0f Burdawan Mehtha from Agra to west Bengal to fight against the British. They are by nature aggressive and hostile people. The Hindu book Manu say's Ugra (Cruel creature) was born to a Sudra girl by a Kshtriya.

Where are they located?
The Aguir's are mostly located in the Districts of West Bengal concentrated in Anguna Village and other neighboring villages.

What are their lives like?
They have two caste among them now the upper and the lower. The upper caste are agricltural people who own land. Some of the younger generations have moved out of the village and now live in Kolkata and different parts of India. Some have even migrated to America and live in New York City. The lower caste work on the farms as laborers and are cowherders involved with cattle farming. Some of the village home are empty and idle most of the occupants have moved to the city for better work opportunities.

What are their beliefs?
They worship Shiva and old "Shiv Mandirs" are prevalent in the village. They also celabrate Durga puj and Kali Puja during the Bengali festivals.

What are their needs?
They have a spiritual hunger for knowing the truth. They have come in hundreds to watch the Jesus movie which we have shown with our teams and hundreds have accepted Jesus Christ as they Savior. Their basic needs are education, medical facilities and water wells. Their villages do not have schools for higher education so most of the children after a formal education through class five drop out and become farmers. It is the very fortunate ones who go on to higher education to Burdawan or the Kolkata. The women and children need medical aid and these fecilities are 30 to 40 kms aways in town of Burdawan. Dusty and muddy roads become foot deep in mud during monsoons, they need decent roads to walk on.

Prayer Points
* Prayer that the Strong holds are broken and families may come to know Jesus Christ. Many have already accepted Christ and are coming forward.
* Pray that schools are opened by the government so education to reach the poor section.
* Pray for access to clean water.
* Pray for good harvest of farmers which will bring joy into their lives.
* Pray that we are able to reach them with the word of God.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:473,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (453,000)Jharkhand (13,000)
Odisha (2,100)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1,400)
Maharashtra (1,400)Chhattisgarh (1,300)
Bihar (800)Delhi (300)
Total States on file:8
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Aguri
People Name General: Aguri
Alternate People Names:
AgaleAguiri
KolanMudi
PansariUgra Kshatriya
अगुरी
ROP3 Code: 111287
Joshua Project People ID: 16182
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 473,000
Population all Countries: 474,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Aguri
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (428,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (25,000)Odia (2,000)
Konkani (400)Andaman Creole Hindi (200)
Chhattisgarhi (200)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.13 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.87 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsBengali Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoI Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Aguri in India

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