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Onge in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Onge in India

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Introduction / History
Onge people are a scheduled tribe of India. They were previously nomads and hunters; they are hunters today. It is believed they migrated from Africa a long time ago. The population of the Onge has lessened considerably probably due to contact with other people in the world, but not of their tribe. Onge people managed to live through the 2004 tsunami. There may only be 120 people left today.

Where are they located?
Onge people live in the Andaman Islands, largely on Little Andaman Island.

What are their lives like?
Onge people are primarily hunters, fishermen. They are shy by nature, and live their own lifestyles.

Many Onge people have become addicted to alcohol and drugs. This has caused concern regarding their continued existence. Many are not able to bear children. Child mortality is high, also.

Onge speak their own language by the same name.

Onge tribes are easy to find. They build their own homes. The Indian Government is trying to help them with their problems.

What are their beliefs?
Onge people celebrate many festivals, some in fear to prevent more tsunamis and rituals regarding nature. They fearfully worship to please, and to be blessed by their gods.

What are their needs?
The primary need of Onge people is to understand that Jesus Christ gave His life to pay the full penalty for their sins.

Widespread systemic poverty affects the Onge people. They need help to establish and maintain schools, medical clinics, drinking water, sanitation, and education to maintain an improved lifestyle.

No scripture resources are known to exist in the Onge language. Who will tell them?

Prayer Points
Pray that instead of alcohol and drugs the Onge will turn to Jesus Christ.
Pray that they will not decrease further in numbers.
Pray that they will not look to festivals for protection but to Jesus Christ.
Health issues are serious, and must be addressed if people are to live long enough to hear and understand Almighty God's truth of salvation provided for them.
Pray for broken intercessors who will kneel before heaven's throne as long as it takes.


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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:100
Largest States:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (100)
Location in Country:Southern Andaman Islands.
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Onge
People Name General: Onge
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113273
Joshua Project People ID: 17801
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 100
Population all Countries: 100
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Onge
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Onge (100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): oon    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Unknown
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism7.92 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown92.08 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Onge in India

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