Gonrhi in India

Population

698,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The well-educated ones among them are teachers and government workers, but the majority of them continue as their ancestors have done for centuries: cultivating or fishing. Within their fishing community, they have specialized work based on their subgroup. Some are boatmen, others are fishermen, while another Gonrhi fishes, but they use fishing baskets rather than nets. Many of them belong to the Matsyajibi Unnyan Samity which seeks to improve the welfare of those engaged in the fishing trade.

They usually find a mate through family negotiations. Though monogamy is the custom, they will make an exception if the wife is infertile. Then the husband can take a second wife. They don’t permit divorce. Their daughters get an equal share of the family wealth if they don’t have brothers. Otherwise, the boys receive it all.


Where are they Located?

The Gonrhi people live mainly in India’s states of West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Gonrhi are a Hindu community that worships a number of family and regional deities.


Prayer Points

Pray that they will seek and find the One who called made disciples out of fishermen.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Gonrhi
People Name in Country Gonrhi
ROP3 Code 112139
Joshua Project People ID 16857
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 698,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Chabri, Goneri, Gonr, Gonrh, Gorh, Gothahum, Machhuar, Mallah,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 491,903 Bhojpuri 191,022 Maithili 90,480 Bengali 40,493
Angika 27,395 Magahi 13,160 Surjapuri 130
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Gonrhi
Ethnic Code CNN25c
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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