• PEOPLE CLUSTER: ORAON

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By Gerald Roberts

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 5

Population: 5,739,200

Unreached people groups: 1

UPG population: 57,500

Unengaged UPGs: 0

UUPG population: 0

Number of countries: 4


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Oraon are one of the largest tribes in South Asia. They are widely distributed in India with concentrations in Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, and Assam. They speak a Dravidian language known as Kurukh. While Hinduism is the majority religion, there are isolated districts in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh where Oraon Christians outnumber Hindus.

Peoples within this cluster: Kisan, Kurukh; Oraon

Countries where they are found: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Nepal


People groups: 5

Population: 5,739,200

Unreached people groups: 1

UPG population: 57,500

Unengaged UPGs: 0

UUPG population: 0

Number of countries: 4