The Galiara are Muslims who live in Gujarat in India. They get their name from the word Gali which means indigo. They work in the indigo and dyeing occupations. They were said to be Rajputs and became Muslims later. Bhavnagar and other regions is where they live.
The Galiara speak Gujarati and Hindi. They have many clans and marry among themselves. Many of them are now self-employed with grocery shops. They have a caste association to settle disputes and to look after them.
Due to modern technology their traditional work of dyeing and indigo extraction has lessened these days but they do take indigo from indigo plants at present for an income for themselves.
* Pray that the leaders of the caste associations will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Galiara to Him too.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray that they will want to know more about Jesus Christ after reading the Koran and that they will give their lives to Him.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Gujarati (400 speakers)|
|Language Code||guj Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Gujarati|
Primary Language: Gujarati
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1820-1985)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Gujarati|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Gods Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||Fathers Love Letter|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible (Bibles India)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|