• PEOPLE CLUSTER: ODIA



QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 32

Population: 13,149,250

Unreached people groups: 31

UPG population: 12,358,250

Unengaged UPGs: 12

UUPG population: 336,100

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: Odia is a major language of India, spoken in the states of Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. It is the state language of Odisha and the second official language of Jharkhand. The Odia people cluster encompasses numerous occupational castes that share the Odia language and the Hindu religion.

Peoples within this cluster: Badu; Bairagi (Oriya); Bania, Oriya; Barika; Brahman, Oriya; Chaikwa; Chamar, Oriya; Chatarkheya; Darzi, Oriya; Dhobi, Oriya; Ganrar; Ghantarghada; Girigiria; Gond (Oriya); Haddi; Kobari; Koraga; Kuliya; Kumhar (Oriya); Lohar, Oriya; Mali, Oriya; Malia; Panka (Oriya); Paroja; Patra; Radhi; Rajput, Oriya; Sannyasi; Shaikh, Oriya; Teli, Oriya; Thanapati; Thoria

Countries where they are found: India


People groups: 32

Population: 13,149,250

Unreached people groups: 31

UPG population: 12,358,250

Unengaged UPGs: 12

UUPG population: 336,100

Number of countries: 1