Parhaiya in India


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Introduction / History

Parhaiya are a scheduled tribe, and one of the significant tribes of the state of Bihar.


Where Are they Located?

Parhaiya people live in the state of Bihar in India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They live with other tribes, sharing villages, and living peacefully with them.

Parhaiya people usually marry one person, although additional spouses are allowed. Premarital relations are not allowed. They choose marriage partners from villages other than their own. They pay a bride price to the bride, and obtain the agreement of the parents of the bride and groom. There are occasions when marriage is performed by exchange, elopement and love.

The birth of a baby is considered a happy occasion by Parahaiya people. Parenthood builds the position of the husband and wife as parents.

The primary occupation of Parhaiya people is agriculture. Many live on the produce gathered from forests. Women especially weave quality clothes and baskets.

The village leader called the Mahato is prominent in the Parhaiya judicial system. His assistant is called Khato. Members from all people of the Parhaiya family are represented.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Parhaiya people are very religious, and believe in gods and goddesses. Many worship a variety of spirits, and ancestral spirits in particular.


What Are Their Needs?

Parhaiya people need to be liberated from traditions and beliefs that hold them in bondage. Their primary need is to know the one true creator God, who gives them songs, dance, and artistic abilities so much a part of their lives. They need His life in their spirits.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Almighty God would strengthen, encourage, and protect those who would be church planters and disciplers among these spiritually needy people, who do not yet know their Savior.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches that will in turn plant other churches.
* Pray that these Parhaiya people for whom Christ gave His life will discover His love and His gift provided for them.


References

www.indianetzone.com/8/parhaiya_tribe.htm


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Parhaiya
People Name in Country Parhaiya
Population in India 42,000
World Population 45,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
9,800
Uttarakhand
4,300
West Bengal
1,000
Bihar
800
Odisha
60
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 9,800
  Uttarakhand 4,300
  West Bengal 1,000
  Bihar 800
  Odisha 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (33,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 25
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 25
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 Father's 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
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.58 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.64 %
Islam
0.12 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
3.65 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
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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