Brahmin Gujar Gaur in India

The Brahmin Gujar Gaur have only been reported in India
Population
279,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Gaur Brahmin live in places in the north and north west of India. It has been said that they first came from Haryana. They are also called the Adi Gaur.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Himachal Pradesh they live in most parts of that state. They speak Pahari and Hindi and read and write in Tankri and Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they drink alcohol and smoke tobacco.

The Gaur Brahmin have four sub groups. They believe in adult marriages. Divorce is allowed for unfaithfulness and for difficulty in adjusting. Divorcees and the bereaved can marry again. On the death of the father, the oldest son becomes in charge of the home while property is divided equally among the sons. They cremate the dead except for children who are less than three years old who are often buried. There is a ten day period for death pollution.

The Gaur Brahmin work in agriculture and in horticulture. Some of what they cultivate are wheat, maize, mustard and sugar cane. Some do teaching and other work. Women also work in agriculture. They have community councils called Panchayats who judge in matters such as divorce for example.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gaur Brahmin are Hindus by religion and are mostly Shaiva. They worship the main Hindu deities.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives the Brahmin Gaur dreams and visions as is happening to many Hindus, leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the pride of being a higher caste Brahmin will not get in the way of their Salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Brahmin Gujar Gaur
People Name in Country Brahmin Gujar Gaur
Population in India 279,000
World Population 279,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Chanyati, ब्रामिन, गुजर गौर
People ID 19944
ROP3 Code 115718
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Rajasthan
(195,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(46,000)
Maharashtra
(17,000)
Gujarat
(7,800)
Karnataka
(4,900)
Tamil Nadu
(3,900)
Delhi
(2,000)
Telangana
(1,100)
Chhattisgarh
(1,000)
Goa
(400)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Rajasthan (195,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (46,000)
  Maharashtra (17,000)
  Gujarat (7,800)
  Karnataka (4,900)
  Tamil Nadu (3,900)
  Delhi (2,000)
  Telangana (1,100)
  Chhattisgarh (1,000)
  Goa (400)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (159,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
(38,000)
Gujarati
(22,000)
Dhundari
(19,000)
Mewari
(12,000)
Marathi
(11,000)
Shekhawati
(6,500)
Bagri
(5,600)
Haroti: Harauti
(2,000)
Malvi
(1,800)
Saurashtra
(1,100)
Punjabi, Eastern
(500)
Kannada
(200)
Konkani, Goan
(200)
Bengali
(200)
Khandesi
(100)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (159,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari (38,000)
  Gujarati (22,000)
  Dhundari (19,000)
  Mewari (12,000)
  Marathi (11,000)
  Shekhawati (6,500)
  Bagri (5,600)
  Haroti: Harauti (2,000)
  Malvi (1,800)
  Saurashtra (1,100)
  Punjabi, Eastern (500)
  Kannada (200)
  Konkani, Goan (200)
  Bengali (200)
  Khandesi (100)
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 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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
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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