• PEOPLE NAME: ORIYA OF INDIA

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PEID: 49025

ROP: 113276

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Odia

Language: Odia - (ory)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Hinduism

Country: India

Also found in: United States

Population: 36,500

Global Population: 42,200


PEID: 49025

ROP: 113276

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Oriya of India, numbering 36,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Odia people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 42,200 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Odia. The primary religion practiced by the Oriya is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of the Indian subcontinent. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


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