Paik in India

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

Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Barhatika 10,000
Dhulia 10,000
Guri 10,000
Katia 10,000
Paikali 1,900

Introduction / History

The Paik of India live in Orissa and Bihar. The name Paik (also called Paiko) comes from the word 'soldier'.

In Orissa the Paik speak, read and write in Oriya and speak Hindi too. They eat vegetables, fruit and rice. Marriage is by discussion and a bride is paid. The divorced and bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. They are mainly landless and work in agriculture, fishing and laboring. They have a community council to look after them. Hinduism is there religion. Their literacy level is low so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

In Bihar the Paik speak in Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They work in cultivation, business and as laborers. Their boys are educated more than their girls. They use traditional and modern medicines.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Paik in India.

* Pray that the Paik councils come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-18
People Name General Paik
People Name in Country Paik
World Population 204,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Khandait, Khandit, Namdhari, Paika, Paiko, पैक
People ID 17813
ROP3 Code 113286
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 12
Largest States
Odisha
189,000
Jharkhand
8,400
Andhra Pradesh
1,400
Maharashtra
1,300
Assam
1,200
West Bengal
800
Chhattisgarh
400
Madhya Pradesh
400
Delhi
200
Tripura
70
Gujarat
40
Rajasthan
10
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 12
  Odisha 189,000
  Jharkhand 8,400
  Andhra Pradesh 1,400
  Maharashtra 1,300
  Assam 1,200
  West Bengal 800
  Chhattisgarh 400
  Madhya Pradesh 400
  Delhi 200
  Tripura 70
  Gujarat 40
  Rajasthan 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (163,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Chhattisgarhi
16,000
Hindi
13,000
Kui
1,800
Bhatri
1,800
Panchpargania
1,500
Pengo
1,200
Bengali
700
Magahi
700
Munda
300
Assamese
200
Kuvi
100
Telugu
100
Kurux
100
Santhali: Karmali
30
Primary Language Odia (163,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Chhattisgarhi 16,000
  Hindi 13,000
  Kui 1,800
  Bhatri 1,800
  Panchpargania 1,500
  Pengo 1,200
  Bengali 700
  Magahi 700
  Munda 300
  Assamese 200
  Kuvi 100
  Telugu 100
  Kurux 100
  Santhali: Karmali 30
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.81 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.