Dulia in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kotia or Benatho Oriya are a Scheduled Tribe of India. That means that they have status as tribals. They were originally from Odisha and went to live in Andhra Pradesh in the nineteenth century. They speak Oriya and Telugu.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Benatho Oriya work in agriculture and as laborers. The community council judges in disputes. They are endogamous (they avoid marrying outside their group) and are mostly monogamous. The bereaved and divorcees can marry again. On the death of the father, property goes to the sons with the oldest son getting the largest amount of it and becoming the new head of their family.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus by religion.


What Are Their Needs?

The Benatho Oriya people need to experience the abundant life that only Jesus Christ offers.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Dulia in India.

Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading entire clans to putting their undivided faith in Jesus Christ. Pray that gospel materials and the internet websites will help them to begin their own church planting movement.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Dulia
People Name in Country Dulia
Population this Country 448,000
Population all Countries 458,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Bentho Oriya Dhulia; Benthuriya; Dhulia; Duraj; Holva Paiko; Kotia-Bartika; Putia; Sahrona; Sidho Paiko; दुलिया
People ID 16751
ROP3 Code 111999
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 11
Largest States
West Bengal
441,000
Odisha
4,000
Jharkhand
1,000
Meghalaya
700
Tripura
500
Nagaland
300
Delhi
300
Bihar
200
Mizoram
80
Manipur
80
Maharashtra
60
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  West Bengal 441,000
  Odisha 4,000
  Jharkhand 1,000
  Meghalaya 700
  Tripura 500
  Nagaland 300
  Delhi 300
  Bihar 200
  Mizoram 80
  Manipur 80
  Maharashtra 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (357,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
25,000
Odia
1,400
Primary Language Bengali (357,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 25,000
  Odia 1,400
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Hinduism
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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