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Perka in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
193,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Perka in India

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The Pariki Muggula (or Perka) believe their ancestors were expert at sorcery and black magic. They performed a certain ritual to overcome the malignant effects of evil spirits on a possessed person. Before performing this ritual, they drew designs of the evil and malignant spirits on the floor with muggurai (a mineral). Thus, these people came to be called Pariki Muggula. They are expert at design-making and tattooing. Married women use a marriage pendant, vermilion, black beads, and toe-rings as marriage symbols. The traditional occupation of the Perka has been begging and fortune-telling, but today many are employed in other ways. They are Hindus, and act as sacred specialists in curing ailments caused by evil spirits.

Ministry Obstacles
The Perka people may be especially influenced by evil spiritual forces, since they have a history of involvement with these forces.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray that good quality Gospel radio will be available throughout India, in the many languages of the people. Pray that people will learn of these broadcasts, and will listen with understanding.

Pray for the followers of Christ
It is unlikely there are any followers of Jesus Christ among the Perka people, but please pray for those who will soon come to saving faith. Pray they will completely escape any lingering effects of past involvement with the occult.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Perka, or Pariki Muggula, people will be set free from the influence of spiritual forces that keep them blinded to the truth of the good news about Jesus. Pray they will hear this good news, and will understand it, and will be given faith to believe.

Scripture Focus
"All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You." Psalm 22:27

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:193,000
Largest States:
Telangana (168,000)Madhya Pradesh (14,000)
Maharashtra (7,500)Odisha (2,000)
Andhra Pradesh (800)Karnataka (200)
Chhattisgarh (100)Delhi (90)
Puducherry (50)West Bengal (40)
Total States on file:10
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Perka
People Name General: Perka
Alternate People Names:
Pariki MuggulaPariki Muggulollu
ROP3 Code: 113341
Joshua Project People ID: 17865
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 193,000
Population all Countries: 193,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Telugu
People Name General: Perka
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Telugu (175,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (8,600)Marathi (5,400)
Odia (700)Kannada (30)
Total Languages: 5
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1812-1966
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1854-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFathers Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Pearl of Great Price (
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: తెలుగు - Telugu
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Perka in India

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      Perka India    
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