• PEOPLE CLUSTER: ODIA

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 128

Population: 32,267,375

Unreached people groups: 109

UPG population: 26,629,475

Unengaged UPGs: 61

UUPG population: 2,447,625

Number of countries: 5


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: Odia is a major language of India, spoken in the states of Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. It is the state language of Odisha and the second official language of Jharkhand. The Odia people cluster encompasses numerous occupational castes that share the Odia language and the Hindu religion.

Peoples within this cluster: Aruva; Badu; Bagheti; Bairagi (Oriya); Bania, Oriya; Banka; Barika; Bariki; Bathudi; Bauti; Belama; Bhandari; Bhathiara, Hindu; Bhattra; Bhulia; Bhumia; Bhunjia; Binjhal; Bondili; Bondo Poroja; Brahman, Oriya; Chaikwa; Chamar, Oriya; Chandala; Chandhai Maru; Chatarkheya; Cherua; Chuditya; Dal; Dammalia; Dandasi; Darzi, Oriya; Dewar; Dharua; Dhera; Dhobi, Oriya; Dolapati; Doluva; Dom, Hindu; Dura; Ganda; Ganrar; Gauda; Ghantarghada; Ghogia; Girigiria; Godagali; Godra; Gond (Oriya); Goudu; Gudiya; Guria; Haddi; Janughanta; Juang; Kachera, Hindu; Kalingi; Kanda; Kandha Gauda; Karan; Karnam; Karua; Khadura; Kobari; Kodalo; Kolah Lohara; Kolta; Koraga; Kotia; Kuli; Kuliya; Kumhar (Oriya); Kurunga; Kusta; Liari; Lohar, Oriya; Mahanta; Mahuria; Mali (Malis); Mali, Oriya; Malia; Mangli; Mirdas, Hindu; Naksia; Noliya; Odiya; Omanatya; Orisi; Oriya; Paik; Pamidi; Pan; Panka (Oriya); Pap; Parenga; Parja; Paroja; Patial; Patra; Pentia; Radhi; Rajput, Oriya; Ravulo; Relli; Rona; Rosa; Sabakhia; Sanei; Sannyasi; Saora; Shabar; Shaikh, Oriya; Sindhuria; Siyal; Sonjhara; Sounti; Sudha; Tanla; Teli, Oriya; Thanapati; Tharua; Thoria; Tulabhina; Ujia; Yadava, Oriya

Countries where they are found: Bangladesh; India; Myanmar; Nepal; United States


People groups: 128

Population: 32,267,375

Unreached people groups: 109

UPG population: 26,629,475

Unengaged UPGs: 61

UUPG population: 2,447,625

Number of countries: 5