Didayi in India

The Didayi have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

Orissa is one of the most beautiful regions of Eastern India, nestling on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. The main charm of the state lies in its exotic sandy beaches, plenteous wildlife, laid-back lifestyle and temples famous for their architectural splendour. The attractions of this state have yet to be fully explored. Another lure of Orissa lies in its tribal population consisting of more than 62 tribal communities. Geographically, the state encompasses the hilly terrain of the Eastern Ghats, where most tribes dwell, and a beautiful stretch of the Indo-Aryan coast where a more modern way of life is to be found. A blend of distinct civilisations with contrasting cultures, beautiful landscapes, beaches and rich wildlife, offers the best of India to its visitors.

The Gata are one among the many tribal communities in Orissa, concentrated mostly in the Koraput district. Agriculture is the main occupation of the Gata. They are a hard working community, cultivating the slopes of the mountains they live on. They also collect fruit and wood from the jungle and sell it in nearby markets. Drinking locally-made alcohol or home-brewed rice beer and dancing through the night are distinctive features of their cultural life. The generally timid Gata take pleasure in hunting animals and birds with the help of a bow and arrow. They lag behind many other tribes in the Koraput district with respect to education. There are many government schools and institutions in the region to promote education, but the Gata generally have not seen the need for education. Very often they migrate to other parts of the state in search of work, as educating their children is not important in their view.

They are animists by faith, with a small percentage following Hinduism. There are several Christian ministries working in their region. The Word of God is not available in the Gata language, but there is great need of it for the development of the Church among the Gata.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Didayi
People Name in Country Didayi
World Population 11,000
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 Didayi Poroja, Didei, Didoi, Didoyi, Didoyi Porja, Dire, Dur Poroja, Gataq, Gutra, दीदाई
People ID 16719
ROP3 Code 111958
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Odisha
10,000
Andhra Pradesh
300
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Odisha 10,000
  Andhra Pradesh 300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gata' (9,300 speakers)
Language Code gaq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Odia
1,000
Hindi
200
Telugu
50
Santhali
30
Kui
20
Gujarati
20
Koya Oriya, Adivasi Kuvi
Primary Language Gata' (9,300 speakers)
Language Code gaq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Odia 1,000
  Hindi 200
  Telugu 50
  Santhali 30
  Kui 20
  Gujarati 20
  Koya 10
  Oriya, Adivasi 10
  Kuvi 0
People Groups Speaking Gata'

Primary Language:  Gata'

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Gata'
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.52 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.17 %
Islam
0.11 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.05 %
Unknown
0.15 %
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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