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Perka in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
227,000 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
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:227,000
Largest States:
Telangana (196,000)Madhya Pradesh (16,000)
Maharashtra (8,800)Odisha (2,400)
Andhra Pradesh (1,000)Karnataka (200)
Chhattisgarh (100)Delhi (100)
Puducherry (50)West Bengal (50)
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  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: 227,000
Population all Countries: 227,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Perka
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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:
Buddhism0.03 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.97 % 
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: 1854-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Story
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Telugu
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Telugu
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Perka in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Perka India    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Perka in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Telugu  
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