Kalingi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Kalingi only in India
Population
270,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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  

People Name General Kalingi
People Name in Country Kalingi
Population in India 270,000
World Population 270,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kalanga, Kalanki, Kaliji, Kalinga, Kalinji, Kalita, Kintali Kalinga, कॅलिंगी
People ID 17055
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: 11
Largest States
Odisha (246,000) Andhra Pradesh (13,000) Chhattisgarh (6,800)
West Bengal (3,100) Assam (900) Jharkhand (400)
Delhi (300) Maharashtra (200) Tripura (90)
Gujarat (50) Rajasthan (20)
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: 11
Odisha (246,000) Andhra Pradesh (13,000)
Chhattisgarh (6,800) West Bengal (3,100)
Assam (900) Jharkhand (400)
Delhi (300) Maharashtra (200)
Tripura (90) Gujarat (50)
Rajasthan (20)
Primary Language: Oriya (243,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ory   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (6,700) Sambalpuri (4,900) Kui (3,900)
Kurux (600) Pengo (300) Assamese (200)
Santhali: Karmali
Primary Language: Oriya (243,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (6,700) Sambalpuri (4,900)
Kui (3,900) Kurux (600)
Pengo (300) Assamese (200)
Santhali: Karmali (10)
Primary Language: Oriya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1815-2004)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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 Oriya
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.88 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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