Gorait 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

Gorait in India are a friendly people who enjoy good relationships with other tribes in their areas. Their culture is rich in tradition and culture, and they have benefitted surrounding peoples.


Where Are they Located?

The Gorait people live in the eastern states of India and also Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Gorait people are patriarchal. The oldest son assumes authority when the father dies. Sons inherit equally, and daughters are given only maintenance and their bride price. Marriage within their clan is forbidden.

Their houses are customarily one room – kitchen, beds, and adjoining cattle shed. They work in farming, drum playing for festivities, as village messengers and watchmen. They hunt and make weapons and musical instruments. Their dress is unique to their clan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gorait people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Gorait people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.
They also practice animism, ancestral worship and witchcraft.


What Are Their Needs?

Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Hindi, their spoken language, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and His provisional payment of the penalty for their sins.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Gorait people of India and Bangladesh teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Gorait families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Gorait 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 Gorait family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Scripture Prayers for the Gorait in India.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16860/BG
https://www.indianetzone.com/8/gorait_tribe.htm
http://indpaedia.com/ind/index.php/Gorait
http://www.scstrti.in/index.php/co0mmunities/sc-communities/108-sc-communities/366-gorait


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Gorait
People Name in Country Gorait
Population this Country 12,000
Population all Countries 13,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Korait; गोराट
People ID 16860
ROP3 Code 112142
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 5
Largest States
Jharkhand
6,200
West Bengal
3,000
Bihar
1,400
Assam
1,000
Odisha
500
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 5
  Jharkhand 6,200
  West Bengal 3,000
  Bihar 1,400
  Assam 1,000
  Odisha 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (4,400 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Bengali
2,600
Munda
800
Santhali
700
Assamese
600
Odia
500
Bhojpuri
200
Mundari
200
Sadri
200
Ho
100
Kurux
100
Nepali Magahi
Boro Gujarati
Primary Language Hindi (4,400 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 2,600
  Munda 800
  Santhali 700
  Assamese 600
  Odia 500
  Bhojpuri 200
  Mundari 200
  Sadri 200
  Ho 100
  Kurux 100
  Nepali 10
  Magahi 10
  Boro 0
  Gujarati 0
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  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
83.45 %
Islam
0.30 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
15.20 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more