Gowari in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gowari only in India

Population

459,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.




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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 Gowari
People Name in Country Gowari
ROP3 Code 112147
Joshua Project People ID 16865
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 459,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Gaur, Goar,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 369,543 Hindi 83,490 Gawar-Bati 8,870 Chhattisgarhi 922
Bhatri 800
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Gowari
Ethnic Code CNN25j
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.31%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.69%
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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