Aruva in India

The Aruva have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Aruva live in Odisha. They speak, read and write in Oriya.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Aruva work mostly in agriculture while some are day laborers due to being landless. Some of them are office workers. The Aruva prefer to marry their cousins. They have subgroups and are endogamous, meaning they prefer to marry within their own group. The divorced and bereaved are allowed to marry again. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son getting the most, and he becomes the head of the household.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Aruva people are almost entirely Hindu.


What Are Their Needs?

The Aruva people need to put their hope and trust in Jesus Christ, the one who came to offer them life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray that God gives them dreams and visions leading them to a movement to Christ. Pray that Indian believers act as Christ's ambassadors, helping them to study, understand, and internalize the teachings of the Bible.


Scripture Prayers for the Aruva in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Aruva
People Name in Country Aruva
Population this Country 28,000
Population all Countries 28,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names अरूवा
People ID 16243
ROP3 Code 111365
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Odisha 28,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (23,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Telugu
800
Primary Language Odia (23,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 800
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Training
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more