Turi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
412,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Turi of India by tradition are workers in bamboo and basket making. They are Hindus by religion. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

In Bihar, the Turi speak Sadri. They are not vegetarians and they eat rice and wheat as cereals. Bamboo is collected by them from the forest or they buy it from local markets for basket making. Some of them work in agriculture and some do other work. They use traditional and modern medicines. Family planning is used by them.

In West Bengal they speak Kherwari. They are landless and they cut soil and make ridges. Some look after animals.

In Orissa, the Turi do basket work and make roof mats. The women help with finances. They speak in Oriya. As well as Hinduism they are local religion followers too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel recordings will bring the Turi to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that dreams and visions will bring them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Turi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Turi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 412,000
World Population 430,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9 to 11
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ankjo, Barot, Basor, Betra, Bonud, Bunous, Manghi, Sardar, Sarder, Turi Barot, टर
People ID 18273
ROP3 Code 113817
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 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Jharkhand
(230,000)
West Bengal
(61,000)
Bihar
(43,000)
Assam
(27,000)
Gujarat
(23,000)
Odisha
(12,000)
Rajasthan
(5,400)
Tripura
(4,200)
Chhattisgarh
(3,200)
Maharashtra
(1,400)
Arunachal Pradesh
(1,100)
Madhya Pradesh
(500)
Andaman and Nicobar
(100)
Chandigarh
(40)
Karnataka
(40)
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 16
  Jharkhand (230,000)
  West Bengal (61,000)
  Bihar (43,000)
  Assam (27,000)
  Gujarat (23,000)
  Odisha (12,000)
  Rajasthan (5,400)
  Tripura (4,200)
  Chhattisgarh (3,200)
  Maharashtra (1,400)
  Arunachal Pradesh (1,100)
  Madhya Pradesh (500)
  Andaman and Nicobar (100)
  Chandigarh (40)
  Karnataka (40)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (231,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
(56,000)
Sadri
(23,000)
Gujarati
(22,000)
Assamese
(22,000)
Odia
(10,000)
Bhojpuri
(5,000)
Magahi
(4,100)
Maithili
(3,300)
Marwari
(2,300)
Turi
(2,300)
Chhattisgarhi
(1,900)
Mundari
(1,400)
Degaru
(1,100)
Marathi
(500)
Dhundari
(300)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (231,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali (56,000)
  Sadri (23,000)
  Gujarati (22,000)
  Assamese (22,000)
  Odia (10,000)
  Bhojpuri (5,000)
  Magahi (4,100)
  Maithili (3,300)
  Marwari (2,300)
  Turi (2,300)
  Chhattisgarhi (1,900)
  Mundari (1,400)
  Degaru (1,100)
  Marathi (500)
  Dhundari (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
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.96 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
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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