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.
Muslim Goriya people live in the Basti Division of eastern Uttar Pradesh.
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.
They are entirely Sunni Muslim in their beliefs and practices.
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.
* Scripture Prayers for the Goriya (Muslim traditions) in India.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Karen Hightower|
|People Name General||Goriya (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Goriya (Muslim traditions)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Gaur; गोरिया (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Urdu (14,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||urd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Urdu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Audio Recordings||Urdu Online Audio Bible|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Urdu|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|