Gowari in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gowari only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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 Dorla, Gaur, Gawariya, Goar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Gowari
Ethnic Code CNN25j
People ID 16865
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:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (389,000) Madhya Pradesh (71,000) Chhattisgarh (1,600) Delhi (90)
Telangana (20) Karnataka (10)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (389,000) Madhya Pradesh (71,000)
Chhattisgarh (1,600) Delhi (90)
Telangana (20) Karnataka (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Marathi (367,000) Hindi (81,000) Gawar-Bati (8,900) Chhattisgarhi (1,100)
Bhatri (800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 367,000 Hindi 81,000
Gawar-Bati 8,900 Chhattisgarhi 1,100
Bhatri 800

For Main Lanugage: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.31 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.69 %

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  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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