Ghusuria in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ghusuria only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Ghusaria people speak Oriya. They live in rural areas where they live at a subsistence level tending livestock. Because of their poverty, they depend of money-lenders, which impoverishes them even further. They have a low literacy rate, so their opportunities to advance economically are limited. The Ghusaria people use both modern and traditional medicine.

Perhaps because of their poverty the Ghusaria people are less likely to have bride prices and dowries than other rural peoples in India. However, the groom may have to serve the bride's family for a term. Marriages are arranged by negotiations, and they usually involve the consent of both the bride and the groom.

What Are Their Beliefs?

This Hindu people worship Gomoto, Thakurani, Rajalaxmi, and Raudia. They usually rely on their own sacred specialists, but sometimes they depend on other communities for this service, especially for officiating life cycle rituals. They also employ shamans from other communities.

Prayer Points

* Pray that they will turn from darkness to the one who is the light.
* Pray for them to embrace the Savior and begin to see physical and spiritual transformation that will be a testimony to the Hindu world. * Pray that the many Christian materials in the Oriya language will find their way into Ghusaria communities and Ghusaria hearts.

Video Links:
A Pilgrimage
People Name General Ghusuria
People Name in Country Ghusuria
Population in India 99,000
World Population 99,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gulgiliya, Gulgulia
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Ghusuria
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 16830
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jharkhand (85,000) Odisha (10,000) Bihar (2,300) West Bengal (900)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jharkhand (85,000) Odisha (10,000)
Bihar (2,300) West Bengal (900)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (80,000) Oriya (10,000) Bhojpuri (4,600) Magahi (800)
Bengali (600)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 80,000 Oriya 10,000
Bhojpuri 4,600 Magahi 800
Bengali 600
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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