Parenga Parja in India

The Parja Parenga 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 Parenga are a Scheduled tribe that lives in the district of Koraput in Odisha. They speak Oriya.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work in cultivation and agriculture. The women help their husbands in farm work. The Parenga are monogamous meaning that marriage is between one man and one woman. They have several clans. They allow for remarriage. The Parenga have a council to look after their needs. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be presented in oral forms.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They have a tribal religion.


What Are Their Needs?

The Parenga people need the transforming power of Jesus Christ so they can experience His spiritual, economic and social blessings.


Prayer Points

Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will become easily available to them. Pray for intercessors and workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Parja Parenga in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Parja Parenga
People Name in Country Parja Parenga
Natural Name Parenga Parja
Population this Country 70,000
Population all Countries 70,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names परजा परेंगा
People ID 21216
ROP3 Code 118038
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
67,000
Andhra Pradesh
2,100
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 2
  Odisha 67,000
  Andhra Pradesh 2,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (26,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Bhatri
13,000
Pengo
8,700
Bodo Parja
4,800
Duruwa
4,600
Kuvi
2,200
Desiya
1,100
Telugu
700
Bondo
700
Chhattisgarhi
500
Hindi
300
Punjabi, Eastern
100
Kui
20
Primary Language Odia (26,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Bhatri 13,000
  Pengo 8,700
  Bodo Parja 4,800
  Duruwa 4,600
  Kuvi 2,200
  Desiya 1,100
  Telugu 700
  Bondo 700
  Chhattisgarhi 500
  Hindi 300
  Punjabi, Eastern 100
  Kui 20
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 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 Zúme Training
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.36 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.40 %
Islam
0.14 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.10 %
* 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