Saora in India


Population
951,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


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
Population in India 951,000
World Population 953,700
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
People ID 18023
ROP3 Code 113518
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Group Saora
Ethnic Code CNN25l
Total Subgroups on file 14
Largest Subgroups
Kindal
22,000
Suddho
11,000
Kumbi
8,700
Luara
8,700
Nag
3,500
Bargohri
500
Chhotgohri
500
Jora
500
Malhar
500
Arisi
0
Bhima
0
Kudumba
0
Lambolanjia
0
Rawat
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Group Saora
Ethnic Code CNN25l
Total Subgroups 14
  Kindal 22,000
  Suddho 11,000
  Kumbi 8,700
  Luara 8,700
  Nag 3,500
  Bargohri 500
  Chhotgohri 500
  Jora 500
  Malhar 500
  Arisi 0
  Bhima 0
  Kudumba 0
  Lambolanjia 0
  Rawat 0
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
507,000
Andhra Pradesh
137,000
Chhattisgarh
129,000
Assam
120,000
West Bengal
40,000
Jharkhand
9,700
Arunachal Pradesh
1,900
Telangana
1,800
Tripura
1,600
Madhya Pradesh
1,200
Meghalaya
500
Maharashtra
300
Delhi
200
Manipur
200
Bihar
200
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 20
  Odisha 507,000
  Andhra Pradesh 137,000
  Chhattisgarh 129,000
  Assam 120,000
  West Bengal 40,000
  Jharkhand 9,700
  Arunachal Pradesh 1,900
  Telangana 1,800
  Tripura 1,600
  Madhya Pradesh 1,200
  Meghalaya 500
  Maharashtra 300
  Delhi 200
  Manipur 200
  Bihar 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (429,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 42
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Sora
121,000
Assamese
83,000
Mal Paharia
74,000
Chhattisgarhi
71,000
Telugu
71,000
Bengali
53,000
Hindi
35,000
Ho
12,000
Munda
8,700
Kuvi
6,100
Santhali
3,000
Pengo
2,600
Mundari
2,100
Kurux
1,100
Kharia
1,000
Other People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (429,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 42
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Sora 121,000
  Assamese 83,000
  Mal Paharia 74,000
  Chhattisgarhi 71,000
  Telugu 71,000
  Bengali 53,000
  Hindi 35,000
  Ho 12,000
  Munda 8,700
  Kuvi 6,100
  Santhali 3,000
  Pengo 2,600
  Mundari 2,100
  Kurux 1,100
  Kharia 1,000
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
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
11.23 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
87.26 %
Islam
0.08 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
1.39 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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