Oriya in India



Population

32,400

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

The Oriya caste is unusual in that only one language is spoken, the Oriya language. Many castes speak the Oriya language, however. They use the Oriya script for written communication. They claim to be some of the earliest settlers in Odisha state. The Oriya caste has two subgroups, Bendatiya and Kalandi. Each subgroup is divided into several clans and lineages, with associated surnames. They marry only within their own subgroup, but often marry across clans. Vermilion (red or scarlet pigment) and glass bangles (bracelets) are the symbols of married women. The Oriya are mostly involved with farming and the production of livestock. They use irrigation, chemical fertilizers, and insecticides. Crematoria and water sources are shared with other Hindu communities.


Ministry Obstacles

Persecution of Christians is worse in Odisha than anywhere else in India. "Hindu extremist violence here is equaled only in Gujarat." Operation World 2010.


Outreach Ideas

There is a wealth of good resources available in the Oriya language, including the full Bible and several good videos and recordings. Most of these are available on the internet. Please pray that some in the Oriya community will discover these, and will read, view, and listen. Pray the Lord will give them understanding and faith to believe.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is doubtful any of the Oriya caste are followers of Jesus the Messiah. However, it is not too early to pray for those who will soon find Jesus as their savior. Pray they will be able to withstand social pressure to revert to their earlier religion, and will become firmly settled on the Rock of their salvation.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray many in this caste will be given a desire to know the creator God, and will not be satisfied with gods who do not offer forgiveness of sin or the promise of eternal life.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-16
People Name General Oriya
People Name in Country Oriya
Population in India 32,000
World Population 34,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Orda, Uriya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Name General Oriya
Ethnic Code CNN25l
People ID 17803
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (33,000)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Odisha (33,000)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Oriya (32,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Oriya 32,000
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 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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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