Brahman, Gujar Gaur in India

Joshua Project has identified the Brahman, Gujar Gaur only in India






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Introduction / History

The Gaur Brahman live in places in the north and north west of India. It has been said that they first came from Haryana. They are also called the Adi Gaur.

What Are Their Lives Like?

In Himachal Pradesh they live in most parts of that state. They speak Pahari and Hindi and read and write in Tankri and Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they drink alcohol and smoke tobacco.

The Gaur Brahman have four sub groups. They believe in adult marriages. Divorce is allowed for unfaithfulness and for difficulty in adjusting. Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, the oldest son becomes in charge of the home while property is divided equally among the sons. They cremate the dead except for children who are less than three years old who are often buried. There is a ten day period for death pollution.

The Gaur Brahman work in agriculture and in horticulture. Some of what they cultivate are wheat, maize, mustard and sugar cane. Some do teaching and other work. Women also work in agriculture. They have community councils called Panchayats who judge in matters such as divorce for example.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gaur Brahman are Hindus by religion and are mostly Shaiva. They worship the main Hindu deities.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Brahman Gaur dreams and visions as is happening to many Hindus, leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the pride of being a higher caste Brahmin will not get in the way of their Salvation.


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

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Brahman, Gujar Gaur
People Name in Country Brahman, Gujar Gaur
Population in India 315,000
World Population 315,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chanyati
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Brahman, Gujar Gaur
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 19944
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:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (199,000) Madhya Pradesh (41,000) Maharashtra (17,000) Gujarat (8,100)
Karnataka (6,100) Tamil Nadu (3,900) Delhi (2,000) Telangana (1,100)
Chhattisgarh (1,000) Goa (400)
Total States on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (199,000) Madhya Pradesh (41,000)
Maharashtra (17,000) Gujarat (8,100)
Karnataka (6,100) Tamil Nadu (3,900)
Delhi (2,000) Telangana (1,100)
Chhattisgarh (1,000) Goa (400)
Languages & Dialects on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (159,000) Marwari (26,000) Gujarati (22,000) Dhundari (22,000)
Mewari (12,000) Marathi (11,000) Merwari (9,900) Shekhawati (6,500)
Bagri (5,600) Haroti: Harauti (2,000) Malvi (1,300) Saurashtra (1,100)
Panjabi, Eastern (400) Kannada (200) Konkani, Goan (200) Bengali (200)
Kachchi (100) Khandesi (70)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 159,000 Marwari 26,000
Gujarati 22,000 Dhundari 22,000
Mewari 12,000 Marathi 11,000
Merwari 9,900 Shekhawati 6,500
Bagri 5,600 Haroti: Harauti 2,000
Malvi 1,300 Saurashtra 1,100
Panjabi, Eastern 400 Kannada 200
Konkani, Goan 200 Bengali 200
Kachchi 100 Khandesi 70

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
0.00 %
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 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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