Perka in India

The Perka have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Pariki Muggula, or Perka, believe their ancestors were experts at sorcery and black magic. They performed a certain ritual to overcome the malignant effects of evil spirits on a possessed person. Before performing this ritual, they drew designs of the evil and malignant spirits on the floor with muggurai (a mineral). Thus, these people came to be called Pariki Muggula.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The traditional occupation of the Perka has been begging and fortune-telling, but today many are employed in other ways. They are expert at design-making and tattooing. Married women use a marriage pendant, vermilion, black beads, and toe-rings as marriage symbols.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus, and act as sacred specialists in curing ailments caused by evil spirits.


What Are Their Needs?

The Perka people may be especially influenced by evil spiritual forces since they have a history of involvement with spiritism. They need the power of the Holy Spirit to free them from the spirit world.


Prayer Points

It is unlikely there are any followers of Jesus Christ among the Perka people, but please pray for those who will soon come to saving faith.
Pray they will completely escape any lingering effects of past involvement with the occult.
Pray they will hear this good news, will understand it and have faith to believe.
Pray for loving workers to go to them and help them make disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Perka in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Perka
People Name in Country Perka
Alternate Names Pariki Muggula; Pariki Muggulollu; Parikilu; Parka; Periki; पेर्का
Population this Country 231,000
Population all Countries 231,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
People ID 17865
ROP3 Code 113341
ROP25 Code 306569
ROP25 Name Pariki Muggula
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Telangana
200,000
Madhya Pradesh
17,000
Maharashtra
8,900
Odisha
2,400
Andhra Pradesh
1,000
Karnataka
200
Chhattisgarh
100
Delhi
100
Puducherry
50
West Bengal
30
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Telangana 200,000
  Madhya Pradesh 17,000
  Maharashtra 8,900
  Odisha 2,400
  Andhra Pradesh 1,000
  Karnataka 200
  Chhattisgarh 100
  Delhi 100
  Puducherry 50
  West Bengal 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
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.
Primary Language Telugu (175,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Hindi
8,600
Marathi
5,400
Odia
700
Kannada
30
Primary Language Telugu (175,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 8,600
  Marathi 5,400
  Odia 700
  Kannada 30
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

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Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2022)
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