Guria in India

The Guria have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Guria live in Orissa in India. They read and write in Oriya. The men are not vegetarians but many of the women are. They eat rice and wheat as cereals.

The Guria are exogamous, meaning that they marry outside of their group. They are allowed to divorce and marry again. On the death of the father, property goes to the sons while the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. There are birth and death rituals and the dead are cremated.

The traditional work of the Guria is the making of sweetmeat. Many of them are landowners who work in cultivating. Some are labourers, some have office jobs while others are self-employed.

The Guria have community councils to look after them and to judge in disputes. They are Hindus with Ganesh being their main god. They make use of help with irrigation.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Guria to Him also.
* Pray that God will give the Guria dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Guria
People Name in Country Guria
Population in India 721,000
World Population 721,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gudia, Gudiya, Halwai, Maira, Mithaihas, गुरिया
People ID 16886
ROP3 Code 112172
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 on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
706,000
Jharkhand
4,300
Assam
2,900
Andhra Pradesh
2,400
Chhattisgarh
2,300
West Bengal
2,200
Delhi
500
Maharashtra
200
Manipur
200
Nagaland
100
Tripura
100
Gujarat
60
Rajasthan
60
Madhya Pradesh
40
Bihar
30
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 16
  Odisha 706,000
  Jharkhand 4,300
  Assam 2,900
  Andhra Pradesh 2,400
  Chhattisgarh 2,300
  West Bengal 2,200
  Delhi 500
  Maharashtra 200
  Manipur 200
  Nagaland 100
  Tripura 100
  Gujarat 60
  Rajasthan 60
  Madhya Pradesh 40
  Bihar 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (663,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
23,000
Bengali
13,000
Chhattisgarhi
4,700
Kui
2,000
Assamese
1,800
Pengo
1,300
Santhali
1,200
Mundari: Bhumij
1,100
Juang
500
Kurux
500
Telugu
500
Kuvi
400
Ho
300
Munda
200
Powari
80
Other People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (663,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 23,000
  Bengali 13,000
  Chhattisgarhi 4,700
  Kui 2,000
  Assamese 1,800
  Pengo 1,300
  Santhali 1,200
  Mundari: Bhumij 1,100
  Juang 500
  Kurux 500
  Telugu 500
  Kuvi 400
  Ho 300
  Munda 200
  Powari 80
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2004)
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 Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
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)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.98 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Henk Sebregts  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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