Paidi in India

The Paidi have only been reported 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

At one time the Paidi were derided as cat eaters, but today they have more respect than they did 150 years ago. (The so-called "cat-eaters" were starving prisoners from this community.) They were sometimes regarded as criminals. They were once poor farmers, weavers and village watchmen, but today they are much more than that.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Paidi people live in Odisha, a state in eastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Paidis are farmers, but some are prosperous businessmen who buy and sell produce. Their children learn English in school, which opens up new opportunities for the next generation.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Paidi are Hindus who have a special time of praise to Rama late in the year. They have a special affinity for the festival of Sankramanam where they wear new clothes. The Paidis worship village deities to whom they sacrifice goats and sheep at local temples. When there is serious illness in a Paidi family, they often consult a sorcerer who performs a healing ritual involving rice flower and sacrificing a chicken.


What Are Their Needs?

The Paidi people need to put their hope and faith entirely in Jesus Christ instead of suffering from their devotion to local gods.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Paidi culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Paidi family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Paidi people.
Pray that soon the Paidi people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the Savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Paidi in India.


References

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Castes_and_Tribes_of_Southern_India/Paidi


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Paidi
People Name in Country Paidi
Population this Country 13,000
Population all Countries 13,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kangara; Kavalgar; Khongar; Paidimalalu; Painda; पैदी
People ID 17812
ROP3 Code 113285
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 2
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
12,000
Odisha
300
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 2
  Andhra Pradesh 12,000
  Odisha 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (11,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Odia
80
Primary Language Telugu (11,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Odia 80
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
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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 Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Story
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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