Gharami in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gharami only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Gharami people are spread out all over northern India. They use some common Indian surnames like Singh, Prasad, and Kumar. Both men and women are prone to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes.

They have a number of gotras, or clan-based communities. They always marry outside their lineage. Fortunately, they now marry as adults rather than as children as they had in the past. Their marriages are monogamous, but a man can take more than one wife if there is an infertility problem.

The Gharamis are related to the huge Chamar peoples; both groups do leather work. Traditionally they have been repairers of leather shoes, but today's generation often works in other occupations like owning petty businesses, doing industrial work, or working for the government. They have managed to get more education in recent years than they had in the past.

What Are Their Beliefs?

These 6,900 Hindus worship the gambit of Hindu gods, and they have a special category of Brahmins to attend to their spiritual needs such as performing the last rites.

Prayer Points

These Hindus need Christ, not a pantheon of Hindu gods. Pray that they will find their true Savior and forsake all others.

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People Name General Gharami
People Name in Country Gharami
Population in India 7,800
World Population 7,800
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ghasia
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Gharami
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 19037
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 (7,800) Uttarakhand (60)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (7,800) Uttarakhand (60)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (7,000) Kanauji (400) Awadhi (300) Bhojpuri (100)
Garhwali Kumaoni
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 7,000 Kanauji 400
Awadhi 300 Bhojpuri 100
Garhwali 10 Kumaoni 0
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: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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