Cherua in India

Joshua Project has identified the Cherua only in India

Population

2,240

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The Cherua people speak Oriya, the language of their home state of Orissa, located in eastern India. Most of them also speak Telegu, another major language of India. Their women have their own unique clothes, ornaments, and tattoos, which identify them as Cheruas. This people group uses the surname Patra, so if you meet someone by that name, ask them if they are from the Cherua community.


What are Their Lives Like?

Family leaders arrange most Cherua marriages. They live in nuclear families. Most of them are either farmers or they take care of livestock. They sell milk, dairy products, and vegetables. Some of these Dalits are day laborers.


What are Their Beliefs?

One hundred percent of the Cherua people are Hindu. As part of a puberty rite for girls, they worship the Hindu god Shiva seven days after she has her first period. They have oral traditions, which are related to Hindu sacred literature.


Prayer Points

* Pray that they will put away their Hindu gods and give thanks and praise solely to the God who created them.



People Name General Cherua
People Name in Country Cherua
Population in India 2,240
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chhelia
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Name General Cherua
Ethnic Code CNN25l
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Oriya 2,200
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Oriya 2,200
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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