Paliya in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Dilpali 2,800

Introduction / History

The Paliya are a scheduled caste, so they have low to middle status. They have three subgroups. They speak, read and write in Bengali. The Paliya people live in India's West Bengal state and further east in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many of them are landless. They work mainly in agriculture. Some are in business and there are some government workers among them. The Paliya are generally not well educated so the gospel will need to be given in oral form.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. A Hindu might worship hundreds of gods or no god at all. They worship to gain merit and favor.


What Are Their Needs?

The Paliya people need the chance to hear and respond to Jesus Christ, the only one who can bridge the gap between God and man.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Paliya in India.

* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Paliya people. * Pray for a movement of Paliya households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Paliya people to the arms of Jesus. * Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Paliya people.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Paliya
People Name in Country Paliya
Pronunciation PAH-lee-uh
Population this Country 122,000
Population all Countries 192,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Mudhpal; Pal; Palasi; Palhar; Pali; Palua; Paluh; Pol; Poligar; Poliya; पालिया
People ID 17821
ROP3 Code 113294
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
105,000
Madhya Pradesh
11,000
Odisha
1,500
Meghalaya
800
Andaman and Nicobar
800
Jharkhand
600
Chhattisgarh
500
Maharashtra
400
Nagaland
300
Bihar
200
Delhi
200
Uttar Pradesh
100
Arunachal Pradesh
100
Mizoram
100
Manipur
80
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 20
  West Bengal 105,000
  Madhya Pradesh 11,000
  Odisha 1,500
  Meghalaya 800
  Andaman and Nicobar 800
  Jharkhand 600
  Chhattisgarh 500
  Maharashtra 400
  Nagaland 300
  Bihar 200
  Delhi 200
  Uttar Pradesh 100
  Arunachal Pradesh 100
  Mizoram 100
  Manipur 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (107,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Hindi
14,000
Odia
500
Malvi
400
Kannada
20
Telugu
Primary Language Bengali (107,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 14,000
  Odia 500
  Malvi 400
  Kannada 20
  Telugu 10
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1832-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2021  Matyas Rehak / Shutterstock  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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


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