Parja Pengo in India

Parja Pengo
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Parja Pengo
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 54,000
World Population: 54,000
Primary Language: Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.31 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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

* 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.

Text Source:   Keith Carey