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Jodia Poraja: Fact Sheet
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Poraja (Porajā; or Porja or Paroja) is an umbrella category (from prajā, peasant subjects of a king) that includes various social subgroups (Bodo, Sano, Pengo, Jhodia, Barong Jhodia, Chhelia, Konda, Sodia, and Solia) living in south Odisha and the Chhattisgarh area. They are 247,000 in number according to the 1981 census of India. Among them, the Jodia (or Joria or Jhodia) Poraja live mostly on the Koraput plateau, close to the Gadaba and Parenga tribes (see Berger, 2002). They originally spoke a Dravidia…

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Rousseleau, Raphaël, “Jodia Poraja: Fact Sheet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032161>
First published online: 2019



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