Ghusuria in India

The Ghusuria have only been reported in India
Population
95,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Ghusaria people speak Oriya. They live in rural areas where they live at a subsistence level tending livestock. Because of their poverty, they depend of money-lenders, which impoverishes them even further. They have a low literacy rate, so their opportunities to advance economically are limited. The Ghusaria people use both modern and traditional medicine.

Perhaps because of their poverty the Ghusaria people are less likely to have bride prices and dowries than other rural peoples in India. However, the groom may have to serve the bride's family for a term. Marriages are arranged by negotiations, and they usually involve the consent of both the bride and the groom.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This Hindu people worship Gomoto, Thakurani, Rajalaxmi, and Raudia. They usually rely on their own sacred specialists, but sometimes they depend on other communities for this service, especially for officiating life cycle rituals. They also employ shamans from other communities.


Prayer Points

* Pray that they will turn from darkness to the one who is the light.
* Pray for them to embrace the Savior and begin to see physical and spiritual transformation that will be a testimony to the Hindu world. * Pray that the many Christian materials in the Oriya language will find their way into Ghusaria communities and Ghusaria hearts.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Ghusuria
People Name in Country Ghusuria
Population in India 95,000
World Population 95,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gulgiliya, Gulgulia, घुसुरिया
People ID 16830
ROP3 Code 112105
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Jharkhand
(81,000)
Odisha
(10,000)
Bihar
(2,300)
West Bengal
(800)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Jharkhand (81,000)
  Odisha (10,000)
  Bihar (2,300)
  West Bengal (800)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (77,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Odia
(9,700)
Bhojpuri
(4,500)
Magahi
(2,200)
Bengali
(900)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (77,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Odia (9,700)
  Bhojpuri (4,500)
  Magahi (2,200)
  Bengali (900)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
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 A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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