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Sauntia in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
83,000 Odia Hinduism 0.65 % Unknown   

Sauntia in India

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Introduction / History
The Sauntia are a scheduled caste of Orissa who speak, read and write in Oriya. They are not vegetarians and eat meat and eggs. They eat rice as a cereal. Hinduism is their religion.

The Sauntia like cross cousin marriages best. Pradhan is used as their surname. They are endogamous at community level.

The Sauntia work mainly in agriculture which is their traditional work. Some of them are laborers. They believe in education but have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too

Prayer Points
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Sauntia to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:83,000
Largest States:
Chhattisgarh (43,000)Odisha (39,000)
Jharkhand (1,100)Madhya Pradesh (70)
Maharashtra (50)
Total States on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sauntia
People Name General: Sauntia
Alternate People Names:
SantiaSanto
SauntaSauta
Sotaसौंतिया
ROP3 Code: 113537
Joshua Project People ID: 18042
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 83,000
Population all Countries: 83,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Sauntia
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Odia (35,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chhattisgarhi (30,000)Hindi (16,000)
Telugu (600)Kui (300)
Kurux (200)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.05 % 
Christianity0.65 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.30 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1811-1956
New Testament:
1809-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1815-2004
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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