Paliya in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Paliya Kshatriya 23,000
Paliya Rajbansi 3,400
Dilpali 2,700

Introduction / History

The Paliya are a scheduled caste living in West Bengal in India and are also called Poliya. They speak, read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians who eat meat, fish and eggs. Rice is eaten by them as a cereal.

The Paliya have three sub-groups. Many of them are landless. They work in agriculture mainly. Some are in business and there are some government workers among them. Hinduism is their religion.

The Paliya are generally not too well educated so the gospel will need to be given in oral form also. They use modern medicines and other help too.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Paliya in India.

* Pray that gospel recordings will help lead the Paliya to salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to Jesus Christ.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Paliya
People Name in Country Paliya
World Population 285,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Mudhpal, Pal, Palasi, Palhar, Pali, Palua, Paluh, Pol, Poligar, Poliya, पालिया
People ID 17821
ROP3 Code 113294
Country India
Region South Asia
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
199,000
Madhya Pradesh
11,000
Odisha
1,400
Meghalaya
800
Andaman and Nicobar
800
Jharkhand
600
Maharashtra
400
Chhattisgarh
400
Nagaland
300
Delhi
200
Bihar
100
Uttar Pradesh
100
Mizoram
100
Arunachal Pradesh
100
Manipur
80
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
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 199,000
  Madhya Pradesh 11,000
  Odisha 1,400
  Meghalaya 800
  Andaman and Nicobar 800
  Jharkhand 600
  Maharashtra 400
  Chhattisgarh 400
  Nagaland 300
  Delhi 200
  Bihar 100
  Uttar Pradesh 100
  Mizoram 100
  Arunachal Pradesh 100
  Manipur 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (191,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Hindi
24,000
Odia
500
Malvi
400
Kannada
20
Telugu
Primary Language Bengali (191,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 24,000
  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  (1809-2000)
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 - 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 Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
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.


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