Bariki in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bariki only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Bariki people were once farmers who had adequate land to support themselves. Since that time, they have fallen on hard times. Most have sold their land, and many of these are now day laborers. The Barikis sometimes have to borrow money from money lenders or shop keepers in times of crisis.

Where Are they Located?

The Bariki people live in India's eastern states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Though they are poor, their social standing is not exceptionally bad considering they are Dalits. They are allowed to use public wells, and Brahmins will perform ceremonies for them. They do not suffer from the stigma of untouchability. They live in nuclear families, though they have contact with their extended families as well.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They follow Hindu rituals and worship Hindu gods. Once a year they worship their ancestors.

What Are Their Needs?

* Pray that the Bariki people will soon recognize their need for Jesus Christ as their only God and savior.

People Name General Bariki
People Name in Country Bariki
Population in India 36,000
World Population 36,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhandari, Napit, Ornai
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Name General Bariki
Ethnic Code CNN25l
People ID 16335
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (25,000) Andhra Pradesh (9,900) Karnataka (400) Telangana (400)
Tamil Nadu (100) Kerala (50)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (25,000) Andhra Pradesh (9,900)
Karnataka (400) Telangana (400)
Tamil Nadu (100) Kerala (50)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Oriya (27,000) Telugu (6,800) Kui (300) Pengo (300)
Hindi (200) Kannada (100) Santhali: Karmali (80) Ho (70)
Mundari: Bhumij (60) Kharia (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Oriya 27,000 Telugu 6,800
Kui 300 Pengo 300
Hindi 200 Kannada 100
Santhali: Karmali 80 Ho 70
Mundari: Bhumij 60 Kharia 50
For Primary Language: Oriya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1815-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Oriya Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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