Sudha in India

The Sudha have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Suda people live in Odisha. They speak, read and write in Oriya.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Suda work mostly as cultivators. They are landowners. Floor painting and basketry are crafts that they do. They have councils to look after their needs. They believe in education and use both traditional and modern medicines. The Suda prefer to marry their cousins. The bereaved and divorced are allowed to marry again. The dead are either buried or cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the the oldest son having the most and becoming the new family head.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion and they have their own festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Suda people need the transforming power of Jesus Christ so they can experience His spiritual, economic and social blessings.


Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers who like crafts befriend them and lead them to Jesus Christ. Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a disciple making movement. Pray for intercessors and workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Sudha in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sudha
People Name in Country Sudha
Alternate Names Butka Suda; Chhota Suda; Kshatriya Paiko; Potka Suda; Sano Suda; Sud; Suda; सुधा
Population this Country 73,000
Population all Countries 73,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 18179
ROP3 Code 113691
ROP25 Code 307714
ROP25 Name Suda / Sudha
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 2
Largest States
Odisha
72,000
Delhi
100
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 2
  Odisha 72,000
  Delhi 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.47 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.53 %
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 Odia (58,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Chhattisgarhi
700
Desiya
600
Kui (India)
500
Telugu
400
Hindi
400
Bhatri
200
Pengo
80
Primary Language Odia (58,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Chhattisgarhi 700
  Desiya 600
  Kui (India) 500
  Telugu 400
  Hindi 400
  Bhatri 200
  Pengo 80
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 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 Gospel website in this language General / Other
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General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Oriya) Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Odia YouVersion Bibles
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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