Puran unspecified in India

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

Introduction / History

The Panchpargania language is spoken by several communities around Ranchi in the state of Jharkhand, almost as a regional language. The people are called Puran. Their area is known for militant communists, commonly referred to as Naxalites.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Since this region consists largely of plains, the land is easy to cultivate. Most people have their own land on which they grow rice, vegetables, sugar cane, millet, etc. A few of them work for others as laborers. They also make different types of baskets, trays, rope, carpets made of ropes, mats, brooms, etc.
Most Puran live in villages away from towns, where little development of the infrastructure has taken place. Villagers distrust anyone from outside their area.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Puran are mainly Hindus by faith. There are several Catholic and Protestant churches in the region. However, the ministries of these churches are not specifically focused on the Puran community. Those who have responded to the gospel from the region originally belonged to lower castes such as scheduled castes and tribes. Though Christians, they still carry the stigma of being low caste and other communities look down on them, with the Christian faith considered to be the religion of outcastes.


What Are Their Needs?

Several Christian messages are available in Panchpargania in audio format. However, a complete Bible in Panchpargania is essential for the Christian believers to understand and practice their faith properly. It will also be a great tool to communicate the gospel message to others.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Puran culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among their family and community leaders to seek his face and enjoy his blessings.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Puran people.
Pray that soon the Puran people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Puran unspecified in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Puran
People Name in Country Puran unspecified
Population this Country 1,300
Population all Countries 1,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhanja Puran; Pura; पूरण
People ID 17913
ROP3 Code 113395
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 3
Largest States
Jharkhand
2,000
West Bengal
200
Odisha
90
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 3
  Jharkhand 2,000
  West Bengal 200
  Odisha 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Panchpargania (1,300 speakers)
Language Code tdb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Odia
500
Hindi
200
Bengali
100
Primary Language Panchpargania (1,300 speakers)
Language Code tdb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Odia 500
  Hindi 200
  Bengali 100
People Groups Speaking Panchpargania

Primary Language:  Panchpargania

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2010-2011)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2019)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panchpargania Jesus Film Project
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more