Jodia Parja in India

The Parja Jodia 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

Parja people are believed to be from the Ghond tribes of India. The name, "Parja" comes from the Sanskrit language, and is also known as Paroja, and Parangiperia. In parts of the Bastar region they are called Dhurwa which means, "a headman." This people group is only found in India. Parja are divided into subtribes: Mudara, Peng, Tagara, and Jodia.


Where Are they Located?

Parja peoples are mostly located in the central states of India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Jodia Parja are farmers and mostly grow rice. They are known to be hard workers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Jodia Parja is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion equates to cultural assimilation. On the other hand, people who adhere to ethnic religions commonly gravitate to the dominant local religion, be it Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, or Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

All of the Parja subgroups need to put their identity and their faith in Jesus Christ, not in their ethnicity or anything else.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Parja Jodia in India.

* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Jodia Parja people.
* Pray for a movement of Jodia Parja households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Jodia Parja people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Jodia Parja people.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2009/09/25


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Parja Jodia
People Name in Country Parja Jodia
Natural Name Jodia Parja
World Population 15,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Jhodia; Jhodia Paroja; Jhodiya Paroja; परजा जोड़िया
People ID 21215
ROP3 Code 118037
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 on file 2
Largest States
Odisha
13,000
Andhra Pradesh
1,800
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 2
  Odisha 13,000
  Andhra Pradesh 1,800
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Odia (6,900 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Bhatri
2,800
Pengo
1,900
Duruwa
1,000
Bodo Parja
900
Telugu
600
Chhattisgarhi
100
Bondo
100
Kuvi
20
Hindi
20
Kui
Primary Language Odia (6,900 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Bhatri 2,800
  Pengo 1,900
  Duruwa 1,000
  Bodo Parja 900
  Telugu 600
  Chhattisgarhi 100
  Bondo 100
  Kuvi 20
  Hindi 20
  Kui 0
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
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 Unknown)
0.24 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.73 %
Islam
0.03 %
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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