Gowari in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gowari only in India
Population
508,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Gowari are a tribal people in India. The peoples of this community used to take their cattle into the forest for grazing
They are presumed to be of low value and hence have been kept down in the social caste hierarchy. The government of India categorized this community as a Scheduled Tribe by the name of Gond Gowari.

They are mainly engaged in cow-herding and in agrarian activity. They work mainly as laborers for higher caste landlords like Kohali, Kunbi and Gond.


Where Are they Located?

This community is generally spread over the central parts of India.The districts of Vidharbha in Maharashtra, Adilabad Guntur and Godawari districts in Andhra Pradesh, Balaghat Sieoni districts in Madhya Pradesh and Raipur and Rajnandgaon districts in Chhattisagarh are the major locations of this tribe.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They used to worship God in nature but today most are Hindu. They have strong beliefs in Buradeo (Mahadeo). The peoples of this community are very honest and do not drink milk as it is sin and stigma for their community.


What Are Their Needs?

They are very poor people and lacking in education.The government deprived them of social advantages, denying them scheduled tribe status.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gowari
People Name in Country Gowari
Population in India 508,000
World Population 508,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11 to 14
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dorla, Gaur, Gawariya, Goar, गोवरी
People ID 16865
ROP3 Code 112147
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Maharashtra
(430,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(76,000)
Chhattisgarh
(1,800)
Delhi
(100)
Telangana
(30)
Karnataka
(10)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Maharashtra (430,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (76,000)
  Chhattisgarh (1,800)
  Delhi (100)
  Telangana (30)
  Karnataka (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (345,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(104,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(13,000)
Gondi, Northern
(5,600)
Halbi
(1,600)
Bhatri
(800)
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (345,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (104,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (13,000)
  Gondi, Northern (5,600)
  Halbi (1,600)
  Bhatri (800)
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
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 Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.75 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.25 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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