Oriya of United States
 
People Name: Oriya
Country: United States
Language: Odia
Population: 1,100
Unreached: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
Primary Religion: Hinduism
% Adherents: 4.00 %
% Evangelical: 0.50 %
Progress Status: 1.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
PO Box 62614
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States
719.886.4000
www.joshuaproject.net


 

Introduction / History
The Oriya are from Orissa in India. They have emigrated to many countries. They have close contact with each other and with the Oriya in Orissa.

In the United States the Oriya maintain their culture. They are Hindus by religion. They have festivals that they celebrate such as Holi and Diwali. They enjoy traditional dances and dramas. Dancers from Orissa come to America for special Oriya events.

The Oriya in the United States have an Association called The Odisha Society of the Americas that promotes Orissa culture. It helps with Oriya and American relations. They have a yearly meeting for immigrants from Orissa to celebrate their culture. They have religious and social events too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Oriya dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that American Christians will give the Oriya the gospel message and help lead them to salvation.
* Pray against hostility by some from Orissa to Christianity.

 
Oriya of United States