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Saora unspecified in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
943,000 Odia Hinduism 16.77 % Unknown   

Saora unspecified in India

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Introduction / History
The Saora of India are a Scheduled Tribe. They speak Saora and are mostly Hindus. They are mainly less than medium in height. Their literacy level tends to be low so the gospel message will need to be given in oral form and not just in written form.

The Saora are not vegetarians. Their food comes from rice, millet and ragi (a cereal grass). They are cultivators. Traditional village councils judge in matters such as financial and social ones. Herbal and modern medicines are used by them.

In Andhra Pradesh the Saora trace their lineage through males. In Madhya Pradesh they are wood cutters and laborers.

In West Bengal, some Saora are Muslims. As well as being cultivators they weave bags and mats.

The Saora also live in Bihar, Maharashtra and Orissa. In Orissa, there are some who have become Christians.

Prayer Points
Pray that leaders of the village councils will become Christians and lead others of the Saora to Jesus Christ.
Pray that gospel recordings will bring the Saora to salvation also.

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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:943,000
Largest States:
Odisha (541,000)Andhra Pradesh (140,000)
Chhattisgarh (131,000)Assam (119,000)
West Bengal (41,000)Jharkhand (9,800)
Arunachal Pradesh (2,200)Telangana (1,800)
Tripura (1,600)Madhya Pradesh (1,200)
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People Name in Country: Saora unspecified
People Name General: Saora
Alternate People Names:
DravidianJora Malhar
Jora SavaraKapusavara
MalhorMaliya Savara
ROP3 Code: 113518
Joshua Project People ID: 18023
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 943,000
Population all Countries: 947,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Saora
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Odia (390,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sora (151,000)Mal Paharia (102,000)
Assamese (81,000)Telugu (74,000)
Chhattisgarhi (71,000)Bengali (53,000)
Hindi (34,000)Kuvi (4,400)
Ho (4,300)Munda (3,900)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 56
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.03 % 
Christianity16.77 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism82.58 % 
Islam0.15 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
Unknown0.45 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1811-1956
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1815-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
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 Odia
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
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GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Odia
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
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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