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Saora in India

Saora

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,104,000 Odia Hinduism 7.68 % Unknown   

Saora in India

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Introduction / History
The Saora of India are a Scheduled Tribe. They speak Saora and are mostly Hindus. They are mainly less than medium in height. Their literacy level tends to be low so the gospel message will need to be given in oral form and not just in written form.

The Saora are not vegetarians. Their food comes from rice, millet and ragi (a cereal grass). They are cultivators. Traditional village councils judge in matters such as financial and social ones. Herbal and modern medicines are used by them.

In Andhra Pradesh the Saora trace their lineage through males. In Madhya Pradesh they are wood cutters and laborers.

In West Bengal, some Saora are Muslims. As well as being cultivators they weave bags and mats.

The Saora also live in Bihar, Maharashtra and Orissa. In Orissa, there are some who have become Christians.

Prayer Points
* Pray that leaders of the village councils will become Christians and lead others of the Saora to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring the Saora to salvation also.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,104,000
Largest States:
Odisha (597,000)Andhra Pradesh (159,000)
Chhattisgarh (142,000)Assam (121,000)
West Bengal (70,000)Jharkhand (6,500)
Arunachal Pradesh (2,000)Tripura (1,600)
Madhya Pradesh (1,100)Telangana (900)
Total States on file:21
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Saora
People Name General: Saora
Alternate People Names:
DhokraDokra
DravidianJora Malhar
Jora SavaraKapusavara
KhokraKhuttosavara
MadhuwalaMahuwala
MalarMalhar
MalhorMaliya Savara
MallayMaral
ROP3 Code: 113518
Joshua Project People ID: 18023
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,104,000
Population all Countries: 1,107,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Oriya
People Name General: Saora
Ethnic Code: CNN25l
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Odia (469,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (82,000)Telugu (78,000)
Chhattisgarhi (70,000)Bengali (69,000)
Mal Paharia (67,000)Hindi (36,000)
Ho (20,000)Munda (13,000)
Kuvi (7,200)Santhali (4,500)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 57
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity7.68 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism91.60 % 
Islam0.08 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.63 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1811-1956
New Testament:
1809-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1815-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Saora in India

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