Thori (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Thori (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
824,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Thori of India are also called the Nayak and many of them live in the Rajgarh region of Madya Pradesh. The Thori are said to be descended from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. Some of them also live in Haryana. They speak in Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians. Their main food is jowar bread. The poor among them eat maize. The Brahmins do not accept cooked food and water from the Thori people.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Thori marry within their group. The eldest son becomes in charge of the home when the father dies and the sons get equal divisions of the property. They have birth and marriage ceremonies. They cremate their dead and have a death pollution period of twelve days. The Thori are Hindus by religion. They are not landowners and most of them work in agriculture. Some work privately. The Thori are a Scheduled Caste by classification.

The Thori in Gujarat migrated from the Mewar district of Rajasthan. They are not vegetarians and their main food is rice. The word thori comes from the word 'thor' which means thorn shrub. They speak Mewari and Gujarati. The women weave baskets to earn money for the family. The Thori sell wooden items, furniture, cricket bats and cricket wickets as well as baskets. They use modern medicine and do family planning also. They have councils that judge in community matters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus by religion. Pabuji is their main Hindu god.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Thori will come to Jesus Christ where there is no caste system.
* Pray that they will come to Salvation through gospel literature.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/thori_caste
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-18
People Name General Thori (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Thori (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 824,000
World Population 824,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 17 to 20
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Batwal Sutar, Batwal Thori, Batwala Suthar, Batwala Thori, Harijan Suthar, Mahajan, Nayak, Nayak Banjara, Nayak Thakur, Nayakula, Suthur, Thodia, Thoria, Thuria, Utlariwala Thori, थोरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18247
ROP3 Code 113779
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Rajasthan
(720,000)
Odisha
(42,000)
Haryana
(33,000)
Punjab
(9,700)
Delhi
(7,300)
Gujarat
(4,800)
Himachal Pradesh
(4,200)
Madhya Pradesh
(1,500)
Chhattisgarh
(500)
Chandigarh
(500)
Maharashtra
(200)
Karnataka
(50)
Daman and Diu
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Rajasthan (720,000)
  Odisha (42,000)
  Haryana (33,000)
  Punjab (9,700)
  Delhi (7,300)
  Gujarat (4,800)
  Himachal Pradesh (4,200)
  Madhya Pradesh (1,500)
  Chhattisgarh (500)
  Chandigarh (500)
  Maharashtra (200)
  Karnataka (50)
  Daman and Diu (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (289,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bagri
(150,000)
Marwari
(120,000)
Merwari
(53,000)
Shekhawati
(52,000)
Dhundari
(49,000)
Odia
(41,000)
Punjabi, Eastern
(36,000)
Mewari
(22,000)
Haroti: Harauti
(7,900)
Gujarati
(4,400)
Haryanvi
(3,000)
Kangri
(2,300)
Pahari, Kullu
(1,000)
Malvi
(500)
Chhattisgarhi
(300)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (289,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bagri (150,000)
  Marwari (120,000)
  Merwari (53,000)
  Shekhawati (52,000)
  Dhundari (49,000)
  Odia (41,000)
  Punjabi, Eastern (36,000)
  Mewari (22,000)
  Haroti: Harauti (7,900)
  Gujarati (4,400)
  Haryanvi (3,000)
  Kangri (2,300)
  Pahari, Kullu (1,000)
  Malvi (500)
  Chhattisgarhi (300)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   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
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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