Paik in India

The Paik have only been reported in India
Population
196,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-18
People Name General Paik
People Name in Country Paik
Population in India 196,000
World Population 196,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4 to 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Khandait, Khandit, Namdhari, Paika, Paiko, पैक
People ID 17813
ROP3 Code 113286
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 12
Largest States
Odisha
(182,000)
Jharkhand
(8,200)
Andhra Pradesh
(1,300)
Maharashtra
(1,300)
Assam
(1,100)
West Bengal
(800)
Madhya Pradesh
(500)
Chhattisgarh
(400)
Delhi
(200)
Tripura
(70)
Gujarat
(40)
Rajasthan
(10)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  Odisha (182,000)
  Jharkhand (8,200)
  Andhra Pradesh (1,300)
  Maharashtra (1,300)
  Assam (1,100)
  West Bengal (800)
  Madhya Pradesh (500)
  Chhattisgarh (400)
  Delhi (200)
  Tripura (70)
  Gujarat (40)
  Rajasthan (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (160,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Chhattisgarhi
(16,000)
Hindi
(12,000)
Kui
(1,800)
Panchpargania
(1,400)
Pengo
(1,100)
Bhatri
(900)
Magahi
(700)
Bengali
(600)
Munda
(300)
Assamese
(200)
Kuvi
(100)
Kurux
(100)
Santhali: Karmali
(30)
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (160,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Chhattisgarhi (16,000)
  Hindi (12,000)
  Kui (1,800)
  Panchpargania (1,400)
  Pengo (1,100)
  Bhatri (900)
  Magahi (700)
  Bengali (600)
  Munda (300)
  Assamese (200)
  Kuvi (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
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 Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
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 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 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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