Goriya (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Goriya people are also known as Gaur. Those found in the Basti Division of eastern Uttar Pradesh have converted to Islam, and now form a distinct community that is separate from the Hindu Goriyas. They are a sub-caste of the Mallah community, and they are traditional ferrymen of the Ganges River. They are classed among the lower castes. Traditionally, the Goriya were fishermen and ferrymen. Though they are Muslims, they are still harmed by the caste system, which affects all communities in India.


Where Are they Located?

Muslim Goriya people live in the Basti Division of eastern Uttar Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like their Hindu counterparts, Muslim Goriyas are farmers, laborers, and some own small businesses. They speak the Urdu language. Muslim Goriyas marry within close kin.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are entirely Sunni Muslim in their beliefs and practices.


What Are Their Needs?

The greatest need of Goriya Muslim people is to know the one true God who loves them and sent His son to pay the full penalty for all their sins. Audio and visual Bible resources exist in the Urdu language which most of them speak. Someone needs to reach these people with these resources.


Prayer Points

Please pray that Christ followers will soon go to the Goriya Muslim people in friendship and love and earn the privilege to invite them to join God's redeemed family.
Pray for a Disciple-Making Movement to spread throughout the Muslim Goriya community in Uttar Pradesh.


Scripture Prayers for the Goriya (Muslim traditions) in India.


References

www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/goriya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goriya


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Goriya (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Goriya (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 18,000
Population all Countries 20,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Gaur; गोरिया (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17545
ROP3 Code 112967
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)
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 1
  Uttar Pradesh 18,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (14,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
1,100
Awadhi
100
Primary Language Urdu (14,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 1,100
  Awadhi 100
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible General / Other
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer Create International
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more