Omanatya in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Omanatya
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 37,000
World Population: 37,000
Primary Language: Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.05 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Omanatya people have low status because of their tribal background. Their name comes from an ancient word that meant "minister of state affairs."

Where Are they Located?

The Omanatya tribe lives in Odisha, a state in eastern India.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Omanatya people are simple farmers. They have two main folk dances that are unique to them.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Omanatya people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. However, their form of Hinduism is blended with their traditional tribal beliefs. Hinduism has a long standing track record of allowing for other beliefs to be incorporated into what we call Hinduism.

What Are Their Needs?

They need to find ways to get a better harvest for their crops and improved irrigation projects.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Omanatya people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Omanatya families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Omanatya families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Omanatya family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies

Text Source:   Keith Carey