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PEID: 9496

ROP: 107677

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: OBC Hindu

Language: Odia - (ory)

Alternate Name(s): Orisi

Primary Religion: Hinduism - Folk Hinduism

Country: Myanmar

Also found in: Bangladesh

Population: 154,000

Global Population: 195,500

PEID: 9496

ROP: 107677

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Oriya of Myanmar, numbering 154,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the OBC Hindu people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 195,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Odia. The primary religion practiced by the Oriya is Folk Hinduism, characterized by local traditions and cults of local deities worshiped at the community level.

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