Guria in India

Joshua Project has identified the Guria only in India
Population
714,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 714,000
World Population 714,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gudia, Gudiya, Halwai, Maira, Mithaihas, गुरिया
People ID 16886
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 15
Largest States
Odisha (698,000) Jharkhand (4,500) Assam (2,900)
Andhra Pradesh (2,400) Chhattisgarh (2,400) West Bengal (2,300)
Delhi (500) Maharashtra (200) Nagaland (100)
Tripura (100) Gujarat (60) Rajasthan (60)
Madhya Pradesh (40) Bihar (30) Telangana (10)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 15
Odisha (698,000) Jharkhand (4,500)
Assam (2,900) Andhra Pradesh (2,400)
Chhattisgarh (2,400) West Bengal (2,300)
Delhi (500) Maharashtra (200)
Nagaland (100) Tripura (100)
Gujarat (60) Rajasthan (60)
Madhya Pradesh (40) Bihar (30)
Telangana (10)
Primary Language: Oriya (642,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ory   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 17
Secondary Languages:
Mundari: Bhumij (11,000) Hindi (8,700) Ho (3,900)
Santhali (3,700) Chhattisgarhi (3,500) Kui (3,300)
Pengo (1,400) Assamese (1,200) Kharia (800)
Kurux (600) Bengali (600) Juang (500)
Kuvi (500) Munda (300) Koda (90)
Powari (80)
Primary Language: Oriya (642,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 17
Secondary Languages:
Mundari: Bhumij (11,000) Hindi (8,700)
Ho (3,900) Santhali (3,700)
Chhattisgarhi (3,500) Kui (3,300)
Pengo (1,400) Assamese (1,200)
Kharia (800) Kurux (600)
Bengali (600) Juang (500)
Kuvi (500) Munda (300)
Koda (90) Powari (80)
Primary Language: Oriya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1815-2004)
Audio Bible 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 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 Oriya
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Henk Sebregts   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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