Saora in India


Population
1,103,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 1,103,000
World Population 1,105,700
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 19
Largest States
Odisha (599,000) Andhra Pradesh (160,000) Chhattisgarh (143,000)
Assam (116,000) West Bengal (70,000) Jharkhand (6,500)
Arunachal Pradesh (2,000) Tripura (1,700) Madhya Pradesh (1,100)
Telangana (900) Meghalaya (700) Bihar (600)
Maharashtra (400) Delhi (300) Andaman and Nicobar (200)
Mizoram (200) Tamil Nadu (100) Puducherry (50)
Goa (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 19
Odisha (599,000) Andhra Pradesh (160,000)
Chhattisgarh (143,000) Assam (116,000)
West Bengal (70,000) Jharkhand (6,500)
Arunachal Pradesh (2,000) Tripura (1,700)
Madhya Pradesh (1,100) Telangana (900)
Meghalaya (700) Bihar (600)
Maharashtra (400) Delhi (300)
Andaman and Nicobar (200) Mizoram (200)
Tamil Nadu (100) Puducherry (50)
Goa (20)
Primary Language: Oriya (468,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ory   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 58
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Savara (123,000) Assamese (81,000) Telugu (78,000)
Chhattisgarhi (70,000) Bengali (67,000) Mal Paharia (67,000)
Hindi (36,000) Ho (20,000) Munda (13,000)
Kuvi (7,200) Santhali (4,500) Pengo (2,900)
Mundari (2,700) Kurux (2,500) Bhatri (1,800)
Kharia (1,100) Sadri (300) Marathi (300)
Koda (300) Punjabi, Eastern (300)
Primary Language: Oriya (468,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 58
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Savara (123,000) Assamese (81,000)
Telugu (78,000) Chhattisgarhi (70,000)
Bengali (67,000) Mal Paharia (67,000)
Hindi (36,000) Ho (20,000)
Munda (13,000) Kuvi (7,200)
Santhali (4,500) Pengo (2,900)
Mundari (2,700) Kurux (2,500)
Bhatri (1,800) Kharia (1,100)
Sadri (300) Marathi (300)
Koda (300) Punjabi, Eastern (300)
Primary Language: Oriya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1815-2004)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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 Oriya
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
7.68 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
91.60 %
Islam
0.08 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.63 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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