Turi (Hindu traditions) in India


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Main Language
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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 392,000
World Population 410,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Turi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups on file 5
Largest Subgroups
Vahivancha Barot
1,700
Dom
0
Domra
0
Kisan
0
Turi
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Turi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 5
  Vahivancha Barot 1,700
  Dom 0
  Domra 0
  Kisan 0
  Turi 0
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 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Jharkhand
218,000
West Bengal
58,000
Bihar
40,000
Assam
27,000
Gujarat
22,000
Odisha
11,000
Rajasthan
5,200
Tripura
3,900
Chhattisgarh
3,000
Maharashtra
1,300
Arunachal Pradesh
1,000
Madhya Pradesh
500
Andaman and Nicobar
100
Karnataka
40
Chandigarh
40
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 16
  Jharkhand 218,000
  West Bengal 58,000
  Bihar 40,000
  Assam 27,000
  Gujarat 22,000
  Odisha 11,000
  Rajasthan 5,200
  Tripura 3,900
  Chhattisgarh 3,000
  Maharashtra 1,300
  Arunachal Pradesh 1,000
  Madhya Pradesh 500
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
  Karnataka 40
  Chandigarh 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
58,000
Sadri
23,000
Assamese
22,000
Gujarati
22,000
Odia
10,000
Bhojpuri
5,000
Magahi
4,100
Maithili
3,300
Turi
2,300
Marwari
2,100
Chhattisgarhi
1,900
Mundari
1,400
Degaru
1,100
Marathi
500
Dhundari
300
Other 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 58,000
  Sadri 23,000
  Assamese 22,000
  Gujarati 22,000
  Odia 10,000
  Bhojpuri 5,000
  Magahi 4,100
  Maithili 3,300
  Turi 2,300
  Marwari 2,100
  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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.92 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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