Jodia Parja in India

The Parja Jodia 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 Paroja name vaguely refers to "common citizens of the kingdom." They live in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha near other scheduled tribes. They speak Parji and Odiya.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Agriculture is their main work. They are educated to at least primary school level. They are monogamous and prefer cousin marriages. The bereaved are allowed to marry again. They only marry within their community. The dead are either buried or cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of family affairs. A village council looks after their interests.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion; however, they are not vegetarians. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for local religions of South Asia. They worship and serve various gods of the Hindu pantheon.


What Are Their Needs?

The Jodia Parja people need the blessings that only Lord Jesus Christ has to offer:Life to the full. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form and not simply in written form. Bible resources exist in written and audio form, and the JESUS Film is available in Odia, their spoken language.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Parja Jodia in India.

* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their entire people group into a disciple making movement. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead hundreds to Christ. * Pray for intercessors and workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Parja Jodia
People Name in Country Parja Jodia
Natural Name Jodia Parja
Population this Country 15,000
Population all Countries 15,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Jhodia; Jhodia Paroja; Jhodiya Paroja; परजा जोड़िया
People ID 21215
ROP3 Code 118037
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 2
Largest States
Odisha
13,000
Andhra Pradesh
1,800
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 2
  Odisha 13,000
  Andhra Pradesh 1,800
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Odia (6,900 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Bhatri
2,800
Pengo
1,900
Duruwa
1,000
Bodo Parja
900
Telugu
600
Chhattisgarhi
100
Bondo
100
Kuvi
20
Hindi
20
Kui
Primary Language Odia (6,900 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Bhatri 2,800
  Pengo 1,900
  Duruwa 1,000
  Bodo Parja 900
  Telugu 600
  Chhattisgarhi 100
  Bondo 100
  Kuvi 20
  Hindi 20
  Kui 0
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  (1815-2014)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Odia
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 Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.24 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.73 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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