Bondo Poraja in India

The Bondo Poraja have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Bara 3,700

Introduction / History

It was like any other day at the medical clinic in the Bondo village. A loud scream from a little child made the nurses set aside their work and rush out to investigate. The cry had come from Lakshmi's hut, where four children were standing outside the door, wide-eyed.

"Amma said not to let anyone inside," the eldest one said, trembling. "I think she's going to die." The clinic workers forced open the door. Inside, Lakshmi was standing on a wooden plank and tying a heavy rope to a rafter. With a cry, she stepped away from them. "Please don't stop me," she begged. "It hurts so badly. I can't stand it anymore."

For the past several months, Lakshmi was taking medicines for her pain from the Christian clinic, but there was no relief. The severe pain had driven her to put an end to her life. With much persuasion, she agreed to seek medical help from the mission hospital, a long way from her village. Willing to try anything, she went.

Days later, Lakshmi returned to the clinic, crying out in pain. "When I went to the hospital, the doctor told me that the next time I had pain, I must come to you, and you would tell your God about my pain. Please, tell your God about me. I am
in terrible pain!" The medical team prayed over Lakshmi and she returned home. Miraculously, Lakshmi is now relieved
from her pain.


Where Are they Located?

Bondos are found in the hilly areas of Orissa.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are primarily agriculturalists, but also hunt, collect forest produce and work as labourers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Bondos are mainly animistic in faith, but a few are Hindus. Most of them are very hostile to any outsiders. Missionaries who serve them demonstrate the love of God through their actions. God uses them to reveal Himself and His power to heal.


What Are Their Needs?

Though the area is rich in resources, the Bondo are poverty stricken. Children with swollen bellies, an unhygienic environment and contaminated water sources are all common sights.

The team is also translating God's Word into Bondo. We can look forward to a day when Bondos hear the message of God's love in their own language and respond to His invitation.


Prayer Points

* Sustainable development to meet the economic, social and educational needs of the Bondo.
* God to enable the team to develop culturally acceptable forms for communicating the Gospel, leading to their transformation.
* The Bondo community to see the true, sinless Lamb of God, through the Word of God translated in their mother tongue.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-02
People Name General Bondo Poraja
People Name in Country Bondo Poraja
World Population 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhonda, Bonda, Bondo, Remo, बोंदो पॉरोजा
People ID 16520
ROP3 Code 111692
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Odisha 12,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bondo (9,100 speakers)
Language Code bfw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Odia
2,900
Telugu
90
Pengo
40
Kuvi
30
Munda
30
Santhali
20
Kui Hindi
Primary Language Bondo (9,100 speakers)
Language Code bfw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Odia 2,900
  Telugu 90
  Pengo 40
  Kuvi 30
  Munda 30
  Santhali 20
  Kui 0
  Hindi 0
People Groups Speaking Bondo

Primary Language:  Bondo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2010)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.35 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.54 %
Islam
0.04 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.05 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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