Parja in India

The Parja have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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Subgroups: 19 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Bodo Poroja 28,000
Daruva 4,400
Didva 4,400
Mundili 4,400
Pengiyi 4,400
Pydi 4,400
Saliya 4,300
Sano 4,300
Sodia 4,300
Tagara 4,300

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.


References

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


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-25
People Name General Parja
People Name in Country Parja
Population in India 490,000
World Population 490,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Group Parja
Ethnic Code AUG06z
Total Subgroups 19 (only 15 largest shown)
  Bodo Poroja 28,000
  Daruva 4,400
  Didva 4,400
  Mundili 4,400
  Pengiyi 4,400
  Pydi 4,400
  Saliya 4,300
  Sano 4,300
  Sodia 4,300
  Tagara 4,300
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 17
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
375,000
Bihar
47,000
Andhra Pradesh
36,000
Jharkhand
22,000
Assam
4,500
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
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 17
  Odisha 375,000
  Bihar 47,000
  Andhra Pradesh 36,000
  Jharkhand 22,000
  Assam 4,500
  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 (155,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 49
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhatri
93,000
Pengo
55,000
Hindi
51,000
Bodo Parja
43,000
Duruwa
30,000
Kuvi
16,000
Angika
14,000
Telugu
11,000
Maithili
7,000
Bondo
3,200
Chhattisgarhi
3,100
Assamese
3,000
Bengali
2,400
Punjabi, Eastern
1,600
Kui
800
Other People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (155,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 49
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhatri 93,000
  Pengo 55,000
  Hindi 51,000
  Bodo Parja 43,000
  Duruwa 30,000
  Kuvi 16,000
  Angika 14,000
  Telugu 11,000
  Maithili 7,000
  Bondo 3,200
  Chhattisgarhi 3,100
  Assamese 3,000
  Bengali 2,400
  Punjabi, Eastern 1,600
  Kui 800
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2004)
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 Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
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)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.33 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.37 %
Islam
0.15 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.14 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Henk Sebregts  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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