Gowari in India


Joshua Project has identified the Gowari only in India

Population

462,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Gowari are a tribal people in India. The peoples of this community used to take their cattle into the forest for grazing
They are presumed to be of low value and hence have been kept down in the social caste hierarchy. The government of India categorized this community as a Scheduled Tribe by the name of Gond Gowari.

They are mainly engaged in cow-herding and in agrarian activity. They work mainly as laborers for higher caste landlords like Kohali, Kunbi and Gond.


Where are they Located?

This community is generally spread over the central parts of India.The districts of Vidharbha in Maharashtra, Adilabad Guntur and Godawari districts in Andhra Pradesh, Balaghat Sieoni districts in Madhya Pradesh and Raipur and Rajnandgaon districts in Chhattisagarh are the major locations of this tribe.


What are Their Beliefs?

They used to worship God in nature but today most are Hindu. They have strong beliefs in Buradeo (Mahadeo). The peoples of this community are very honest and do not drink milk as it is sin and stigma for their community.


What are Their Needs?

They are very poor people and lacking in education.The government deprived them of social advantages, denying them scheduled tribe status.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gowari
People Name in Country Gowari
Population in India 462,000
World Population 462,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gaur, Goar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Gowari
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi (367,000) Hindi (81,000) Gawar-Bati (8,900) Chhattisgarhi (1,000)
Bhatri (800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 367,000 Hindi 81,000
Gawar-Bati 8,900 Chhattisgarhi 1,000
Bhatri 800
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.31 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.69 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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