Gonrhi in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 4

Subgroup Name Population
Chotaha 200
Manjhi 200
Kurin Unknown
Chabhi Unknown

Introduction / History

The well-educated ones among them are teachers and government workers, but the majority of them continue as their ancestors have done for centuries: cultivating or fishing. Within their fishing community, they have specialized work based on their subgroup. Some are boatmen, others are fishermen, while another Gonrhi fishes, but they use fishing baskets rather than nets. Many of them belong to the Matsyajibi Unnyan Samity which seeks to improve the welfare of those engaged in the fishing trade.

They usually find a mate through family negotiations. Though monogamy is the custom, they will make an exception if the wife is infertile. Then the husband can take a second wife. They don't permit divorce. Their daughters get an equal share of the family wealth if they don't have brothers. Otherwise, the boys receive it all.


Where Are they Located?

The Gonrhi people live mainly in India's states of West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gonrhi are a Hindu community that worships a number of family and regional deities.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Gonrhi in India.

Pray that they will seek and find the One who called made disciples out of fishermen.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Gonrhi
People Name in Country Gonrhi
World Population 835,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 17
Alternate Names Chabri; Gond Gund; Goneri; Gonhr; Gonr; Gonrh; Gorh; Gothahum; Gounr; Gour; Gunrhi; Gurshi; Machhuar; Mallah; Mollah; गॉनरही
People ID 16857
ROP3 Code 112139
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 on file 7
Largest States
Bihar
798,000
Uttar Pradesh
11,000
West Bengal
9,800
Jharkhand
8,200
Assam
500
Andaman and Nicobar
70
Tripura
40
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 7
  Bihar 798,000
  Uttar Pradesh 11,000
  West Bengal 9,800
  Jharkhand 8,200
  Assam 500
  Andaman and Nicobar 70
  Tripura 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (471,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
191,000
Maithili
92,000
Angika
31,000
Bengali
15,000
Magahi
13,000
Surjapuri
100
Primary Language Hindi (471,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 191,000
  Maithili 92,000
  Angika 31,000
  Bengali 15,000
  Magahi 13,000
  Surjapuri 100
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
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 The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
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 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.