Saora unspecified in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Kindal 37,000
Suddho 24,000
Kumbi 21,000
Luara 21,000
Nag 3,500

Introduction / History

The Saora of India are a Scheduled Tribe. They speak Saora and are mostly Hindus. They are mainly less than medium in height. Their literacy level tends to be low so the gospel message will need to be given in oral form and not just in written form.

The Saora are not vegetarians. Their food comes from rice, millet and ragi (a cereal grass). They are cultivators. Traditional village councils judge in matters such as financial and social ones. Herbal and modern medicines are used by them.

In Andhra Pradesh the Saora trace their lineage through males. In Madhya Pradesh they are wood cutters and laborers.

In West Bengal, some Saora are Muslims. As well as being cultivators they weave bags and mats.

The Saora also live in Bihar, Maharashtra and Orissa. In Orissa, there are some who have become Christians.


Prayer Points

Pray that leaders of the village councils will become Christians and lead others of the Saora to Jesus Christ.
Pray that gospel recordings will bring the Saora to salvation also.


Scripture Prayers for the Saora unspecified in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Saora
People Name in Country Saora unspecified
Alternate Names Dhokra; Dokra; Dravidian; Jora Malhar; Jora Savara; Kapusavara; Khokra; Khuttosavara; Madhuwala; Mahuwala; Malar; Malhar; Malhor; Maliya Savara; Mallay; Maral; Modhuwala; Savar; Savara; Savara Kapusavara; Savara Khotto; Savara Maliya; Savasanokoliva; Savasanoliva; Sawar; Sawara; Sawaria; Shabari; Soaramar; साओरा
Population this Country 944,000
Population all Countries 948,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 18023
ROP3 Code 113518
ROP25 Code 307247
ROP25 Name Saora
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
536,000
Andhra Pradesh
139,000
Chhattisgarh
129,000
Assam
119,000
West Bengal
40,000
Jharkhand
9,700
Arunachal Pradesh
2,200
Telangana
1,900
Tripura
1,600
Madhya Pradesh
1,200
Manipur
700
Meghalaya
600
Maharashtra
400
Delhi
300
Andaman and Nicobar
200
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 20
  Odisha 536,000
  Andhra Pradesh 139,000
  Chhattisgarh 129,000
  Assam 119,000
  West Bengal 40,000
  Jharkhand 9,700
  Arunachal Pradesh 2,200
  Telangana 1,900
  Tripura 1,600
  Madhya Pradesh 1,200
  Manipur 700
  Meghalaya 600
  Maharashtra 400
  Delhi 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
16.77 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
82.58 %
Islam
0.15 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.45 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Odia (390,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 64
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Sora
150,000
Mal Paharia
102,000
Assamese
81,000
Telugu
74,000
Chhattisgarhi
71,000
Bengali
54,000
Hindi
32,000
Kuvi
4,400
Ho
4,300
Munda
3,800
Pengo
2,800
Kharia
2,300
Santhali
2,100
Sadri
1,600
Kurux
1,500
Primary Language Odia (390,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 64
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Sora 150,000
  Mal Paharia 102,000
  Assamese 81,000
  Telugu 74,000
  Chhattisgarhi 71,000
  Bengali 54,000
  Hindi 32,000
  Kuvi 4,400
  Ho 4,300
  Munda 3,800
  Pengo 2,800
  Kharia 2,300
  Santhali 2,100
  Sadri 1,600
  Kurux 1,500
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  (1815-2021)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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General Zume Training Zume Project
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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