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 35,000
World Population 35,000
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 (24,000) Andhra Pradesh (9,700) Karnataka (400) Telangana (400)
Tamil Nadu (100) Kerala (50)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (24,000) Andhra Pradesh (9,700)
Karnataka (400) Telangana (400)
Tamil Nadu (100) Kerala (50)

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Enthologue Language Map

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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 Main Lanugage: Oriya

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