Groma in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Little is known about the Groma. Most anthropological and linguistic sources do not mention them. It is probable that the Groma have been counted as part of the Tibetan nationality in China and may be culturally and ethnically indistinguishable from other Tibetans in the region. The Chinese authorities have included many distinct language groups under the Tibetan nationality, based primarily on their adherence to Tibetan Buddhism.

The cornerstone of emerging Tibetan civilization was the Yarlung Valley area, about 80 kilometers (49 mi.) southeast of Lhasa. There, according to tradition, the union of a monkey and a she-devil created the Tibetan race. Around AD 600, the warrior king Namri Gampo began the work of unifying the clans of Tibet. It was his son, Songtsen Gampo, who consolidated the empire and established Tibet as a military power to be reckoned with.


Where Are they Located?

Most of the Groma people live in Tibet, but a small number live in northeastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some Groma families practice polyandry, meaning that one woman can have more than one husband. They herd yaks, sheep, and goats. Operation China says, “Groma women do most of the work. The men often spend their days drinking and gambling….” The only thing unique about them as a Tibetan group is their language.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Tibetan Tantric Buddhism dominates the Groma. Pilgrimages to holy sites (such as Mt. Kailas) are often undertaken by devoted pilgrims.


What Are Their Needs?

The Groma people need the opportunity to experience the abundant life that only Jesus Christ offers those who follow Him.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Groma in India.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Groma people in India teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Groma families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Groma families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Groma family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11946/CH
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2010/08/16
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2007/08/21


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Groma
People Name in Country Groma
Pronunciation Gro-mah
World Population 20,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bod-pa; Chomo; Chomo Tibetan; Chumbi Tibetan; Chuo-mu Tibetan; Gromo; Hhomo; Spiti; Tomo; Trowoma; Zhuomu Tibetan; ग्रॉंा
People ID 11946
ROP3 Code 103488
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sikkim 700
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Groma (600 speakers)
Language Code gro   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Sikkimese
100
Primary Language Groma (600 speakers)
Language Code gro   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Sikkimese 100
People Groups Speaking Groma

Primary Language:  Groma

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
100.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Profile Source Keith Carey  
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