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Kalingi in India

Kalingi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
272,000 Odia Hinduism 0.11 % Unknown   

Kalingi in India

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Summary
The Kalingi are believed to be immigrants from Chhattisgarh, and today live primarily in Odisha. They are subdivided into two subgroups, and further divided into various lineages and clans. Divorce is prohibited in their community. Many own land and are farmers, and others are employed in various ways. They traditionally accept water and cooked food only from the Karwar community. They are followers of a form of Hinduism, and worship family and clan deities. Their sacred specialists are from their own community.

Ministry Obstacles
Persecution of Christians is said to be more intense in Odisha than any other part of India. Hindu extremists have been active in this state.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray the few Christians among the Kalinga people will learn to be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing and making melody in their hearts to the Lord in spite of circumstances. Their families and neighbors will be impacted by the goodness of Christ as this occurs.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A few Kalinga have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Please pray these Christians will come to a clear understanding of what it means to know Christ as savior and lord, and will be zealous to know and serve him.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the light of the Gospel will penetrate the darkness fostered by generations of devotion to false and imaginary gods.

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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:272,000
Largest States:
Odisha (248,000)Andhra Pradesh (13,000)
Chhattisgarh (6,700)West Bengal (3,100)
Assam (1,000)Jharkhand (400)
Delhi (300)Maharashtra (200)
Tripura (90)Gujarat (50)
Total States on file:12
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kalingi
People Name General: Kalingi
Alternate People Names:
KalangaKalanki
KalijiKalinga
KalinjiKalita
Kintali Kalingaकॅलिंगी
ROP3 Code: 112393
Joshua Project People ID: 17055
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 272,000
Population all Countries: 272,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Kalingi
Ethnic Code: CNN25l
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Odia (249,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (10,000)Sambalpuri (4,900)
Kui (1,800)Hindi (600)
Kurux (500)Bengali (400)
Pengo (300)Assamese (200)
Santhali: Karmali (Unknown)
Total Languages: 10
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.11 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.89 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) 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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Kalingi in India

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