Parhaiya in India


Population
41,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Parhaiya are a Scheduled Tribe living in the state of Bihar in India. Most of them live in regions such as Gumala, Gaya, Hazaribagh and Palamau. They live with other tribes getting on well with them and they do not live in separate villages.

The Parhaiya believe in monogamy regarding marriage although bigamy is allowed. Premarital relations is not allowed in the group. Marriage can take place between males and females of two lineages but is usually not allowed. They believe in village exogamy, meaning they choose marriage partners from villages other than their own. They pay a price to the bride and have the agreement of the parents of the bride and groom. There are occasions when marriage is done by exchange, elopement and love.

The birth of a baby is looked on as being very happy by the Parahaiya as it prevents the worry of not being able to have children. It builds the position of the husband and wife as parents.

The main work of the Parhaiya is cultivating. Many live on the produce that they gather from the forests. The women especially weave quality clothes and baskets. The Parhaiya are very religious and believe in gods and goddesses. Many worship ancestral spirits.

For judicial administration they have the Panchayat system. The village leader called the Mahato is prominent with the leading of the system. His assistant is called Khato and there are members from all the people of the Parhaiya family.


References

www.indianetzone.com/8/parhaiya_tribe.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Parhaiya
People Name in Country Parhaiya
Population in India 41,000
World Population 44,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baiga, Maler, Pandubasi, Parahiya, परहया
People ID 17850
ROP3 Code 113324
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Jharkhand
26,000
Uttar Pradesh
9,700
Uttarakhand
4,200
West Bengal
1,000
Bihar
800
Odisha
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Jharkhand 26,000
  Uttar Pradesh 9,700
  Uttarakhand 4,200
  West Bengal 1,000
  Bihar 800
  Odisha 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (33,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Garhwali
3,200
Magahi
2,300
Mundari
1,100
Bengali
800
Kanauji
600
Santhali
500
Awadhi
300
Mal Paharia
300
Kumaoni
90
Bhojpuri
50
Odia
30
Marathi
30
Maithili
30
Kurux
20
Chhattisgarhi: Baiga
20
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (33,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Garhwali 3,200
  Magahi 2,300
  Mundari 1,100
  Bengali 800
  Kanauji 600
  Santhali 500
  Awadhi 300
  Mal Paharia 300
  Kumaoni 90
  Bhojpuri 50
  Odia 30
  Marathi 30
  Maithili 30
  Kurux 20
  Chhattisgarhi: Baiga 20
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.16 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
93.49 %
Islam
0.09 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
5.24 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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