• PEOPLE NAME: DHARUA OF INDIA

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PEID: 42161

ROP: 111951

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Odia

Language: Kudmali - (kyw)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: India

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Population: 12,000

Global Population: 12,000


PEID: 42161

ROP: 111951

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Dharua of India, numbering 12,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Odia people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in India. Their primary language is Kudmali. The primary religion practiced by the Dharua is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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