Pengo Parja in India

The Parja Pengo 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 or Pengo are a scheduled tribe who live in Odisha. As a scheduled tribe, they have low status in Hindu society. They speak the Pengo language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Shifting cultivation is the main work that they do. They have monogamous marriages meaning they are between one man and one woman. They have many clans. Women help the men except in politics and religious rituals. They have a council to look after their needs. Their education level is low, so the gospel will need to be presented in oral forms.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Paroja religion is a mixture of Hinduism and tribal religion.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to accept the blessings of Jesus Christ, the one who came to offer "life to the full."


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Parja Pengo in India.

* Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will be easily accessible to them. * Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a movement to Christ. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only Savior. * Pray for intercessors and workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Parja Pengo
People Name in Country Parja Pengo
Natural Name Pengo Parja
Population this Country 54,000
Population all Countries 54,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names परजा पेंगो
People ID 21217
ROP3 Code 118039
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)
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 1
  Odisha 54,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (22,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Pengo
10,000
Bhatri
9,300
Kuvi
3,700
Duruwa
3,700
Bodo Parja
3,600
Bondo
500
Chhattisgarhi
400
Hindi
200
Telugu
100
Punjabi, Eastern
90
Primary Language Odia (22,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Pengo 10,000
  Bhatri 9,300
  Kuvi 3,700
  Duruwa 3,700
  Bodo Parja 3,600
  Bondo 500
  Chhattisgarhi 400
  Hindi 200
  Telugu 100
  Punjabi, Eastern 90
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.31 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.44 %
Islam
0.16 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.09 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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