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

* Scripture Prayers for the Gorait in India.

* 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.


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
World Population 11,000
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
5,300
West Bengal
2,500
Bihar
1,200
Assam
900
Odisha
400
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 5,300
  West Bengal 2,500
  Bihar 1,200
  Assam 900
  Odisha 400
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindi (4,400 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Bengali
2,500
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 2,500
  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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
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 Oral Bible stories in Hindi
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 Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
83.40 %
Islam
0.30 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
15.24 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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