Brahmin, Gujar Gaur in India

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






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

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

Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Brahmin 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

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People Name General Brahmin, Gujar Gaur
People Name in Country Brahmin, Gujar Gaur
Population in India 283,000
World Population 283,000
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 Brahmin, 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 (202,000) Madhya Pradesh (41,000) Maharashtra (17,000) Gujarat (7,200)
Karnataka (6,200) Tamil Nadu (4,000) Delhi (2,100) Telangana (1,100)
Chhattisgarh (1,000) Goa (400)
Total States on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajasthan (202,000) Madhya Pradesh (41,000)
Maharashtra (17,000) Gujarat (7,200)
Karnataka (6,200) Tamil Nadu (4,000)
Delhi (2,100) Telangana (1,100)
Chhattisgarh (1,000) Goa (400)
Languages & Dialects on file:  18  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (159,000) Marwari (36,000) Dhundari (22,000) Gujarati (21,000)
Mewari (12,000) Marathi (11,000) 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) Merwari
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 159,000 Marwari 36,000
Dhundari 22,000 Gujarati 21,000
Mewari 12,000 Marathi 11,000
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 Merwari
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 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
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0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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