Thori (Hindu traditions) in India

The Thori (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Atta Deshia 200
Pardesia 200

Introduction / History

Thori people are said to be descended from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. Thori people in Gujarat migrated from the Mewar District of Rajasthan. They speak in Hindi, Mewari, and Gujarati, and read and write in Devanagari. They are considered a scheduled caste, meaning that they have low status.


Where Are they Located?

Many Thori people live in the Rajgarh region of Madya Pradesh. Some also live in Haryana.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are not vegetarians. Their main food is "jowar" bread. The poor among them eat maize.

Thori people marry within their group. The eldest son becomes head of the home when the father dies. Sons get equal portions of the family property. They have birth and marriage ceremonies. They cremate their dead and have a death pollution period of 12 days. They have councils that judge in community matters.

They are not landowners, and most of them work in agriculture. Some manage their own businesses. Thori women weave baskets to earn money for the family. Women sell wooden items, furniture, cricket bats and cricket wickets and baskets.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus who worship Pabuji as their main god.


What Are Their Needs?

Adequate visual, audio, and video Christian resources are available in the Hindi language which Thori people speak, but they are still an unreached people group.

Their most important need is to understand that their good works and worship of Hindu gods will never pay the penalty for their sins, and that the Almighty God has made provision for them to have their sins forgiven and to live abundant lives.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Thori people will soon have a spiritual hunger that will turn many in their community to Jesus Christ.
* Pray urgently for the Holy Spirit to equip, empower, protect, and guide laborers to bear fruit that will last: rapidly multiplying disciples and household churches that lead to a Church Planting Movement (CPM).
* Ask the Holy Spirit to raise up harvesters from within the CPM that will be set out to other UPGs until there is no place left where Christ is not preached, known, loved, and worshiped by the Thori people.


References

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


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

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
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 16
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Rajasthan
721,000
Odisha
42,000
Haryana
33,000
Punjab
9,600
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Rajasthan 721,000
  Odisha 42,000
  Haryana 33,000
  Punjab 9,600
  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 (295,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bagri
130,000
Marwari
114,000
Punjabi, Eastern
61,000
Merwari
53,000
Shekhawati
52,000
Dhundari
47,000
Odia
40,000
Mewari
21,000
Haroti: Harauti
9,000
Gujarati
4,400
Haryanvi
3,000
Kangri
2,300
Pahari, Kullu
1,000
Malvi
500
Chhattisgarhi
300
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (295,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bagri 130,000
  Marwari 114,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 61,000
  Merwari 53,000
  Shekhawati 52,000
  Dhundari 47,000
  Odia 40,000
  Mewari 21,000
  Haroti: Harauti 9,000
  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 Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 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 Father's 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)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.81 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.18 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
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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