Parja unspecified in India

The Parja unspecified have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Parja people are believed to be from the Ghond tribes of India. The name, "Parja" comes from the Sanskrit language, and is also known as Paroja, and Parangiperia. In parts of the Bastar region they are called Dhurwa which means, "a headman." This people group is only found in India. Parja are divided into three tribes: Mudara, Peng, and Tagara.


Where Are they Located?

Parja people are mostly located in the central provinces of India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Parja are cultivators and mostly grow rice. They are known to be hard workers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Parja is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion equates to cultural assimilation.

Their primary language is Bodo Parja. Bible translation, JESUS Film, Gospel Recordings, are available, however Parja people are engaged, but not yet reached.


What Are Their Needs?

The most important need is for Parja people to understand that their good works, hard work ethic, and worship of false gods will never pay the penalty for their sins, and that the Almighty Creator God has made provision for them.
Although the Bible, audio and visual resources have been published in Sanscrit, Parja people remain unreached.


Prayer Points

Pray that Parja people will see that their old systems of ethics and religion are not working, and that their only hope is in Jesus Christ.
Pray for justice and righteousness to reign in government in India.
Religious persecution is on the rise in India. Pray that the Church of Jesus Christ will grow accordingly.


Scripture Prayers for the Parja unspecified in India.


References

http://www.wycliffe.net/en/searchresults/tabid/88/language/en-us/default.aspx?q=sanskrit
www.peoplegroups.org


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-25
People Name General Parja
People Name in Country Parja unspecified
Population this Country 390,000
Population all Countries 390,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Alternate Names Bonda; Daruva; Dhuria; Didua; Diduva; Gorum; Jhodia; Mundili; Pairgha; Paraja; Parangiperja; Pargha; Parigha; Parji; Paroja; Parya; Pengo; Pengu; Porja; Porjah; Poroja; Pundi; Saliya; परजा
People ID 17901
ROP3 Code 113381
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 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
383,000
Bihar
48,000
Andhra Pradesh
36,000
Jharkhand
24,000
Assam
4,700
Chhattisgarh
1,400
West Bengal
1,400
Maharashtra
600
Telangana
400
Delhi
400
Madhya Pradesh
200
Arunachal Pradesh
200
Manipur
100
Tripura
100
Gujarat
30
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 17
  Odisha 383,000
  Bihar 48,000
  Andhra Pradesh 36,000
  Jharkhand 24,000
  Assam 4,700
  Chhattisgarh 1,400
  West Bengal 1,400
  Maharashtra 600
  Telangana 400
  Delhi 400
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Arunachal Pradesh 200
  Manipur 100
  Tripura 100
  Gujarat 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (152,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 50
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhatri
94,000
Pengo
56,000
Hindi
53,000
Bodo Parja
43,000
Duruwa
31,000
Kuvi
16,000
Angika
13,000
Telugu
11,000
Maithili
7,200
Desiya
5,500
Bondo
3,200
Chhattisgarhi
3,100
Assamese
3,000
Bengali
2,500
Punjabi, Eastern
1,600
Primary Language Odia (152,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 50
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhatri 94,000
  Pengo 56,000
  Hindi 53,000
  Bodo Parja 43,000
  Duruwa 31,000
  Kuvi 16,000
  Angika 13,000
  Telugu 11,000
  Maithili 7,200
  Desiya 5,500
  Bondo 3,200
  Chhattisgarhi 3,100
  Assamese 3,000
  Bengali 2,500
  Punjabi, Eastern 1,600
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.31 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.39 %
Islam
0.14 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.14 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more