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Map Source: People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Dalit - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
The Paliya are a scheduled caste, so they have low to middle status. They have three subgroups. They speak, read and write in Bengali. The Paliya people live in India's West Bengal state and further east in Bangladesh.
Many of them are landless. They work mainly in agriculture. Some are in business and there are some government workers among them. The Paliya are generally not well educated so the gospel will need to be given in oral form.
Hinduism is their religion. A Hindu might worship hundreds of gods or no god at all. They worship to gain merit and favor.
The Paliya people need the chance to hear and respond to Jesus Christ, the only one who can bridge the gap between God and man.
* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Paliya people. * Pray for a movement of Paliya households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Paliya 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 Paliya people.