Goriya (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
323,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Goriya are also known as Gaur. They are one of the lower castes in Hinduism. Traditionally the Goriya were fishermen and ferrymen. Domination by higher castes has "scarred" them even to this day.


Where Are they Located?

Goriya people live in Uttar Pradesh, and are found mainly in Faizabad, Janupur, Sultanpur and Varanasi in the eastern part of the state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Goriya people are fishermen and boatmen. They also work as farmers, laborers, and some own small businesses.

They eat poultry, fish, mutton and pork, wheat and rice, seasonable vegetables, fruit, and dairy products. Because of their Hindu religion they do not eat beef. Their literacy rate is low, especially for the girls. They use modern medicines and native medicines.

The Goriyas have traditional councils controlling social matters. Parents and family members arrange marriages, and they only marry within their community. Though child marriages are common, they are less common than they were a generation ago. The Goriya people allow for divorce. Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again.

A father’s property is given equally to his sons. Though the men hold the power, they still value women. Women maintain the households, and help their husbands on the farm, collect fuel, and carry water. Women are involved in religious rites and social occasions.

Goriya people speak Awadhi and Hindi. They read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Goriyas are Hindus and worship many gods. They also worship family, ancestors, village and regional gods. They believe in the occult and in reincarnation. They celebrate most Hindu festivals.


Brahmin priests perform their birth, marriage and death rituals. A set period of birth pollution takes place until the priest does a purification ritual and the newborn baby is named. They perform head shaving ceremonies for boys and girls. The Goriya dead are cremated and they have a thirteen-day death pollution period. Then there is a ceremony and they give a feast for the peace of the bereaved person.


What Are Their Needs?

The greatest need of Goriya people is to know God who created them who is almighty. They need to know that there is no god beside Him.


Prayer Points

* Please pray that believers go to the Goriya in friendship and love and give them the gospel message.
* Pray that existing churches will be strengthened by persecution, and they will soon reach Goryia people.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16861/IN
www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/goriya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goriya


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Goriya (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Goriya (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 323,000
World Population 323,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gore, गोरिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16861
ROP3 Code 112143
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Uttar Pradesh 323,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (197,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
95,000
Kanauji
21,000
Bhojpuri
7,600
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (197,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 95,000
  Kanauji 21,000
  Bhojpuri 7,600
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 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)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (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 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Create International  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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