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Parja Jodia in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Odia Hinduism 0.24 % Unknown   

Parja Jodia in India

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Introduction / History
The Paroja in Orissa are a scheduled tribe. They speak Parji and are not vegetarians. They are monogamous and prefer cousin marriages. The bereaved can marry again. The dead are buried or cremated. A village council looks after them. Agriculture is their main work. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form and not simply in written form.

In West Bengal, the Paroja work on tea plantations. They eat wheat and rice. They speak Oriya and Hindi and read and write in Oriya and Devanagari. Marriage is just within the community. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Hinduism is their religion. They use modern medicines. They are educated to at least primary school level.

In Assam, the Paroja work as laborers. Most of them cannot read or write, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form there too.

They live in Andhra Pradesh and some other states.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* 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:15,000
Largest States:
Odisha (13,000)Andhra Pradesh (1,800)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Parja Jodia
People Name General: Parja Jodia
Alternate People Names:
JhodiaJhodia Paroja
Jhodiya Parojaपरजा जोड़िया
ROP3 Code: 118037
Joshua Project People ID: 21215
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Parja Jodia
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Odia (6,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhatri (2,800)Pengo (1,900)
Duruwa (1,000)Bodo Parja (900)
Telugu (600)Chhattisgarhi (100)
Bondo (100)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.24 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.73 % 
Islam0.03 % 
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: 1811-1956
New Testament:
1809-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1815-2014
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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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 RecordingsOral Bible stories in Odia
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: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Parja Jodia in India

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