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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, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032161>
First published online: 2019



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