Parhaiya in India


Population
74,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Parhaiya are a Scheduled Tribe living in the state of Bihar in India. Most of them live in regions such as Gumala, Gaya, Hazaribagh and Palamau. They live with other tribes getting on well with them and they do not live in separate villages.

The Parhaiya believe in monogamy regarding marriage although bigamy is allowed. Premarital relations is not allowed in the group. Marriage can take place between males and females of two lineages but is usually not allowed. They believe in village exogamy, meaning they choose marriage partners from villages other than their own. They pay a price to the bride and have the agreement of the parents of the bride and groom. There are occasions when marriage is done by exchange, elopement and love.

The birth of a baby is looked on as being very happy by the Parahaiya as it prevents the worry of not being able to have children. It builds the position of the husband and wife as parents.

The main work of the Parhaiya is cultivating. Many live on the produce that they gather from the forests. The women especially weave quality clothes and baskets. The Parhaiya are very religious and believe in gods and goddesses. Many worship ancestral spirits.

For judicial administration they have the Panchayat system. The village leader called the Mahato is prominent with the leading of the system. His assistant is called Khato and there are members from all the people of the Parhaiya family.


References

www.indianetzone.com/8/parhaiya_tribe.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Parhaiya
People Name in Country Parhaiya
Population in India 74,000
World Population 77,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baiga, Maler, Pandubasi, Parahiya
People ID 17850
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Jharkhand (45,000) West Bengal (12,000) Uttar Pradesh (9,900) Uttarakhand (4,300)
Bihar (3,100) Odisha (50) Andaman and Nicobar (0)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Jharkhand (45,000) West Bengal (12,000)
Uttar Pradesh (9,900) Uttarakhand (4,300)
Bihar (3,100) Odisha (50)
Andaman and Nicobar (0)
Primary Language: Hindi (45,000 speakers)
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 31
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Santhali (12,000) Bengali (7,700) Garhwali (3,700) Mal Paharia (800)
Kanauji (600) Awadhi (300) Kurux (200) Mundari (200)
Marathi (200) Adi (200) Chhattisgarhi: Baiga (100) Ho (100)
Nepali (100) Kumaoni (90) Oriya (80) Tamil (80)
Munda (70) Sadri (70) Bhojpuri (50) Rabha (40)
Primary Language: Hindi (45,000 speakers)
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 31
Secondary Languages:
Santhali (12,000) Bengali (7,700)
Garhwali (3,700) Mal Paharia (800)
Kanauji (600) Awadhi (300)
Kurux (200) Mundari (200)
Marathi (200) Adi (200)
Chhattisgarhi: Baiga (100) Ho (100)
Nepali (100) Kumaoni (90)
Oriya (80) Tamil (80)
Munda (70) Sadri (70)
Bhojpuri (50) Rabha (40)
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown
1.83 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
93.55 %
Islam
0.05 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
4.56 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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