Kalingi in India

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

Introduction

The Kalingi are believed to be immigrants from Chhattisgarh, and today live primarily in Odisha. They are subdivided into two subgroups, and further divided into various lineages and clans. Divorce is prohibited in their community. Many own land and are farmers, and others are employed in various ways. They traditionally accept water and cooked food only from the Karwar community. They are followers of a form of Hinduism, and worship family and clan deities. Their sacred specialists are from their own community.


Ministry Obstacles

Persecution of Christians is said to be more intense in Odisha than any other part of India. Hindu extremists have been active in this state.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray the few Christians among the Kalinga people will learn to be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing and making melody in their hearts to the Lord in spite of circumstances. Their families and neighbors will be impacted by the goodness of Christ as this occurs.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A few Kalinga have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Please pray these Christians will come to a clear understanding of what it means to know Christ as savior and lord, and will be zealous to know and serve him.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the light of the Gospel will penetrate the darkness fostered by generations of devotion to false and imaginary gods.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-12
People Name General Kalingi
People Name in Country Kalingi
Population in India 270,000
World Population 270,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kalanga, Kalanki, Kaliji, Kalinga, Kalinji, Kalita, Kintali Kalinga, कॅलिंगी
People ID 17055
ROP3 Code 112393
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Group Kalingi
Ethnic Code CNN25l
Total Subgroups on file 4
Largest Subgroups
Buragam
7,800
Kinthala
7,700
Kalang
800
Kawar
800
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Group Kalingi
Ethnic Code CNN25l
Total Subgroups 4
  Buragam 7,800
  Kinthala 7,700
  Kalang 800
  Kawar 800
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 on file 11
Largest States
Odisha
246,000
Andhra Pradesh
12,000
Chhattisgarh
6,600
West Bengal
3,000
Assam
900
Jharkhand
400
Delhi
300
Maharashtra
200
Tripura
90
Gujarat
50
Rajasthan
20
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 11
  Odisha 246,000
  Andhra Pradesh 12,000
  Chhattisgarh 6,600
  West Bengal 3,000
  Assam 900
  Jharkhand 400
  Delhi 300
  Maharashtra 200
  Tripura 90
  Gujarat 50
  Rajasthan 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (248,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Telugu
9,700
Sambalpuri
4,900
Kui
3,500
Hindi
600
Kurux
600
Pengo
300
Assamese
200
Bengali
20
Other People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (248,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 9,700
  Sambalpuri 4,900
  Kui 3,500
  Hindi 600
  Kurux 600
  Pengo 300
  Assamese 200
  Bengali 20
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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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