Parja Parenga in India

Parja Parenga
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Parja Parenga
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 70,000
World Population: 70,000
Primary Language: Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.36 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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.

Text Source:   Keith Carey