Thori, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Thori, Hindu only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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Introduction / History

The Thori of India are also called the Nayak and many of them live in the Rajgarh region of Madya Pradesh. The Thori are said to be descended from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. Some of them also live in Haryana. They speak in Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians. Their main food is jowar bread. The poor among them eat maize. The Brahmans do not accept cooked food and water from the Thori people.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Thori marry within their group. The eldest son becomes in charge of the home when the father dies and the sons get equal divisions of the property. They have birth and marriage ceremonies. They cremate their dead and have a death pollution period of twelve days. The Thori are Hindus by religion. They are not landowners and most of them work in agriculture. Some work privately. The Thori are a Scheduled Caste by classification.

The Thori in Gujarat migrated from the Mewar district of Rajasthan. They are not vegetarians and their main food is rice. The word thori comes from the word 'thor' which means thorn shrub. They speak Mewari and Gujarati. The women weave baskets to earn money for the family. The Thori sell wooden items, furniture, cricket bats and cricket wickets as well as baskets. They use modern medicine and do family planning also. They have councils that judge in community matters.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus by religion. Pabuji is their main Hindu god.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Thori will come to Jesus Christ where there is no caste system.
* Pray that they will come to Salvation through gospel literature.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-18
People Name General Thori, Hindu
People Name in Country Thori, Hindu
Population in India 808,000
World Population 808,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Batwal Sutar, Batwal Thori, Batwala Suthar, Batwala Thori, Harijan Suthar, Mahajan, Nayak, Nayak Banjara, Nayak Thakur, Nayakula, Suthur, Thodia, Thoria, Thuria, Utlariwala Thori
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Thori, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25o
People ID 18247
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:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (720,000) Odisha (42,000) Haryana (33,000) Punjab (8,100)
Delhi (7,100) Gujarat (4,700) Himachal Pradesh (4,200) Madhya Pradesh (1,500)
Chhattisgarh (600) Chandigarh (400) Maharashtra (200) Karnataka (50)
Daman and Diu (10)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (720,000) Odisha (42,000)
Haryana (33,000) Punjab (8,100)
Delhi (7,100) Gujarat (4,700)
Himachal Pradesh (4,200) Madhya Pradesh (1,500)
Chhattisgarh (600) Chandigarh (400)
Maharashtra (200) Karnataka (50)
Daman and Diu (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  19  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (289,000) Bagri (150,000) Marwari (120,000) Merwari (53,000)
Shekhawati (52,000) Dhundari (49,000) Oriya (40,000) Panjabi, Eastern (34,000)
Mewari (22,000) Haroti: Harauti (7,900) Gujarati (4,100) Haryanvi (3,000)
Kangri (2,300) Pahari, Kullu (1,000) Malvi (500) Chhattisgarhi (400)
Kui (100) Kachchi (80) Kannada (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 289,000 Bagri 150,000
Marwari 120,000 Merwari 53,000
Shekhawati 52,000 Dhundari 49,000
Oriya 40,000 Panjabi, Eastern 34,000
Mewari 22,000 Haroti: Harauti 7,900
Gujarati 4,100 Haryanvi 3,000
Kangri 2,300 Pahari, Kullu 1,000
Malvi 500 Chhattisgarhi 400
Kui 100 Kachchi 80
Kannada 50

For Main Lanugage: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
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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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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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