The Gonhri people are also known as Mallah or Nishad. They are a caste associated with boating. They believe themselves to be descendants of the legendary figure, Nishad, who ferried King Rama and his wife, Sita, across the Ganges River. That tradition has been passed down through the centuries. They take pride in their caste and consider their occupation as boatmen carrying Hindu devotees as a high calling or holy occupation. Others consider them to be a “backward” (meaning low prestige) caste.
Pride can be an obstacle. They can have high status as princes and princesses if they would only accept it. The Gonhri people need to accept the dignity of being His children rather than in traditional beliefs.
Believers can hire the Gonhri people and have regular contact with them, eventually building friendships that can lead to spiritual discussions.
There are no Gonhri people in Nepal, Bangladesh or India who follow Christ, so pray that the 2020s will be a decade of spiritual breakthroughs in their communities.
Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Gonhri people in Nepal and India. Pray for the Gonhri people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods. Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Gonhri people to change their society from within. Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Gonhri disciples to make more disciples.
Scripture Prayers for the Gonrhi in Bangladesh.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Gonrhi|
|People Name in Country||Gonrhi|
|Population this Country||5,300|
|Population all Countries||816,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Chabri; Gond Gund; Goneri; Gonhr; Gonr; Gonrh; Gorh; Gothahum; Gounr; Gour; Gunrhi; Gurshi; Machhuar; Mallah; Mollah; गॉनरही|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||38 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||6|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Bengali (4,800 speakers)|
|Language Code||ben Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Bengali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1801-1984)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Bengali|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Bengali|
|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||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|