Chuditya in India

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

Introduction / History

The caste name of the Chuditya people comes from their occupation which was drying rice. Such an occupation gives them low status, but they are not near the very bottom in terms of status.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Chuditya people live in Odisha, a state in eastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though they are known for drying rice, most are also farmers who also tend livestock. For this reason, family disputes often center around land ownership. Other family disputes center around disciplining the children or when someone challenges the authority of an elder.

The women do the hardest work, such as bringing water to the home from a well or collecting firewood. Women contribute to the family income by making and selling chuda and mudhi, two versions of fried rice. Chuditya sons are the ones given opportunity for higher education, not daughters.

This caste is not noted for their artistic abilities; they do not have their own folk dances or songs. However, they have oral traditions to pass on folk tales.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Chuditya people worship numerous Hindu gods and goddesses in their homes. Once in a while they go to a Hindu temple to worship regional deities. At the temples they employ the help of Brahman priests.


What Are Their Needs?

Like just about all people groups in Odisha, the Chuditya people need the chance to allow Jesus Christ to transform their families and communities.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Chuditya in India.

* Pray that the sheer wonder of knowing Jesus and the impact He has on their lives and the joy He brings spur believers to share Christ with the Chuditya people.
* Pray the hearts of the Chuditya people would be stirred by a sovereign work of the Holy Spirit readying them for the time when they hear the gospel message being shared with them.
* Pray they will experience dreams and visions of Jesus leading them into a saving relationship with Him.
* Pray for an unstoppable disciple-making movement among the Chuditya people.


References

Peoples of India: Odisha, vol XVI, part 1


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Chuditya
People Name in Country Chuditya
World Population 5,900
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 Chudtia; Kevuto; चूड़ित्या
People ID 16617
ROP3 Code 111824
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)
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 5,900
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Odia (5,900 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Odia (5,900 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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  (1815-2014)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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National Bible Societies
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Odia
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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