Kalingi in India

The Kalingi have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Kalingi are believed to be immigrants from Chhattisgarh, and today live primarily in Odisha. They are subdivided into two subgroups, and further divided into various lineages and clans. Divorce is prohibited in their community. Many own land and are farmers, and others are employed in various ways. They traditionally accept water and cooked food only from the Karwar community. They are followers of a form of Hinduism, and worship family and clan deities. Their sacred specialists are from their own community.


Ministry Obstacles

Persecution of Christians is said to be more intense in Odisha than any other part of India. Hindu extremists have been active in this state.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray the few Christians among the Kalinga people will learn to be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing and making melody in their hearts to the Lord in spite of circumstances. Their families and neighbors will be impacted by the goodness of Christ as this occurs.


Prayer Focus

A few Kalinga have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Please pray these Christians will come to a clear understanding of what it means to know Christ as Savior and Lord, and will be zealous to know and serve him. Please pray the light of the Gospel will penetrate the darkness fostered by generations of devotion to false and imaginary gods.


Scripture Prayers for the Kalingi in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-12
People Name General Kalingi
People Name in Country Kalingi
Population this Country 325,000
Population all Countries 325,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names Kalanga; Kalanki; Kaliji; Kalinga; Kalinji; Kalita; Kintali Kalinga; कॅलिंगी
People ID 17055
ROP3 Code 112393
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Odisha
291,000
Andhra Pradesh
17,000
Chhattisgarh
8,100
West Bengal
3,600
Assam
1,100
Jharkhand
500
Delhi
300
Maharashtra
300
Tripura
200
Gujarat
60
Rajasthan
20
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Odisha 291,000
  Andhra Pradesh 17,000
  Chhattisgarh 8,100
  West Bengal 3,600
  Assam 1,100
  Jharkhand 500
  Delhi 300
  Maharashtra 300
  Tripura 200
  Gujarat 60
  Rajasthan 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (252,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Telugu
11,000
Sambalpuri
4,900
Kui
1,500
Hindi
600
Kurux
500
Bengali
400
Pengo
300
Kui, Dawik
300
Assamese
200
Santhali: Karmali
Primary Language Odia (252,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 11,000
  Sambalpuri 4,900
  Kui 1,500
  Hindi 600
  Kurux 500
  Bengali 400
  Pengo 300
  Kui, Dawik 300
  Assamese 200
  Santhali: Karmali 10
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Training
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more