Saora in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Kindal 37,000
Suddho 24,000
Kumbi 21,000
Luara 21,000
Nag 3,500

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Saora in India.

* 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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Saora
People Name in Country Saora
Population this Country 984,000
Population all Countries 987,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Dhokra; Dokra; Dravidian; Jora Malhar; Jora Savara; Kapusavara; Khokra; Khuttosavara; Madhuwala; Mahuwala; Malar; Malhar; Malhor; Maliya Savara; Mallay; Maral; Modhuwala; Savar; Savara; Savara Kapusavara; Savara Khotto; Savara Maliya; Savasanokoliva; Savasanoliva; Sawar; Sawara; Sawaria; Shabari; Soaramar; साओरा
People ID 18023
ROP3 Code 113518
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
537,000
Andhra Pradesh
139,000
Chhattisgarh
130,000
Assam
119,000
West Bengal
41,000
Jharkhand
9,700
Arunachal Pradesh
2,200
Telangana
1,800
Tripura
1,600
Madhya Pradesh
1,200
Manipur
700
Meghalaya
600
Maharashtra
400
Delhi
300
Bihar
200
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 20
  Odisha 537,000
  Andhra Pradesh 139,000
  Chhattisgarh 130,000
  Assam 119,000
  West Bengal 41,000
  Jharkhand 9,700
  Arunachal Pradesh 2,200
  Telangana 1,800
  Tripura 1,600
  Madhya Pradesh 1,200
  Manipur 700
  Meghalaya 600
  Maharashtra 400
  Delhi 300
  Bihar 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (391,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 55
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Sora
151,000
Mal Paharia
102,000
Assamese
81,000
Telugu
74,000
Chhattisgarhi
71,000
Bengali
53,000
Hindi
34,000
Kuvi
4,400
Ho
4,300
Munda
3,900
Pengo
2,800
Santhali
2,300
Kurux
2,100
Mundari
1,100
Kharia
1,000
Primary Language Odia (391,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 55
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Sora 151,000
  Mal Paharia 102,000
  Assamese 81,000
  Telugu 74,000
  Chhattisgarhi 71,000
  Bengali 53,000
  Hindi 34,000
  Kuvi 4,400
  Ho 4,300
  Munda 3,900
  Pengo 2,800
  Santhali 2,300
  Kurux 2,100
  Mundari 1,100
  Kharia 1,000
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
16.77 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
82.58 %
Islam
0.15 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.45 %
* 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 Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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