Gual in India

The Gual have only been reported in India
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Introduction

The name Gawal (an alternate name for the Gual) is derived from the word gopala, meaning protector of cows. Alhough traditionally the Gual were involved in dairy-farming and cattle-raising, now many have diversified into other occupations. They have their own community councils at the village level. Social boycotts, excommunication, cash fines, etc., are imposed on offenders as punishment for wrongdoing. Folk-songs are sung on ceremonial occasions. The dead are cremated and the ashes immersed in the Ganga River.


Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual darkness is deep in Uttar Pradesh, the main home of the Gual people.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the youth of this community will discover the availability of Gospel recordings and Christian videos in the Hindi language on the internet. Pray they will be prompted to listen and view, and be given understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray for those in this people group who will one day come to be disciples of Jesus Christ. They will need to be fed, spiritually.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for employment opportunities for the Gual people, and for clean water and adequate medical care.


Scripture Prayers for the Gual in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gual
People Name in Country Gual
World Population 1,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Gawal; गुअल
People ID 16873
ROP3 Code 112155
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 2
Largest States
Uttarakhand
1,200
Uttar Pradesh
300
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 2
  Uttarakhand 1,200
  Uttar Pradesh 300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Garhwali (700 speakers)
Language Code gbm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Hindi
500
Kumaoni
300
Primary Language Garhwali (700 speakers)
Language Code gbm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 500
  Kumaoni 300
People Groups Speaking Garhwali

Primary Language:  Garhwali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1876-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1827-1994)
Bible-Complete No
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 Oral Bible stories in Garhwali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Garhwali
Film / Video Light in the Darkness
Film / Video Light in the Darkness (EngSub)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
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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Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.