Gual in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gual only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The name Gawal (an alternate name for the Gual) is derived from the word gopala, meaning protector of cows. Alhough traditionally the Gual were involved in dairy-farming and cattle-raising, now many have diversified into other occupations. They have their own community councils at the village level. Social boycotts, excommunication, cash fines, etc., are imposed on offenders as punishment for wrongdoing. Folk-songs are sung on ceremonial occasions. The dead are cremated and the ashes immersed in the Ganga River.

Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual darkness is deep in Uttar Pradesh, the main home of the Gual people.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the youth of this community will discover the availability of Gospel recordings and Christian videos in the Hindi language on the internet. Pray they will be prompted to listen and view, and be given understanding.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray for those in this people group who will one day come to be disciples of Jesus Christ. They will need to be fed, spiritually.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for employment opportunities for the Gual people, and for clean water and adequate medical care.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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People Name General Gual
People Name in Country Gual
Population in India 19,000
World Population 19,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gawal
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Gual
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16873
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:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (17,000) Uttarakhand (1,200)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (17,000) Uttarakhand (1,200)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (14,000) Bhojpuri (2,500) Kanauji (800) Garhwali (700)
Kumaoni (300) Awadhi (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 14,000 Bhojpuri 2,500
Kanauji 800 Garhwali 700
Kumaoni 300 Awadhi 300
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
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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 %
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Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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