Dorla Gond in India

The Gond Dorla have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Dorla are a scheduled tribe who live in Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. They speak a dialect of Gondi; they are a subgroup of the Gond tribe. As a scheduled tribe, they have low status in Hindu society.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their work is in cultivation and the women help with agriculture work. They also gather from the forest and raise livestock. They make baskets for themselves to use. They are non-vegetarians who eat pork but not beef. The Dorla are not well educated. They have a traditional council to look after their needs. They prefer to marry their cousins.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Dorla people are officially Hindu, but they have their own traditional religious beliefs in supernatural powers and witchcraft. Some are Christians.


What Are Their Needs?

The Dorla people need to put their hope and faith in the only Savior, Jesus Christ, who came to give them life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and open their community to a movement to Christ. Pray for spiritual openness. Pray for intercessors and workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Gond Dorla in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Gond Dorla
People Name in Country Gond Dorla
Natural Name Dorla Gond
Population this Country 191,000
Population all Countries 191,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Koitur; गोंद डोरला
People ID 21027
ROP3 Code 117878
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Odisha
103,000
Chhattisgarh
86,000
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Odisha 103,000
  Chhattisgarh 86,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (58,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Koya
35,000
Gondi, Northern
20,000
Bhatri
15,000
Chhattisgarhi
12,000
Hindi
7,000
Duruwa
5,900
Halbi
4,000
Pengo
3,800
Telugu
1,000
Kisan
400
Kuvi
70
Koda
20
Primary Language Odia (58,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Koya 35,000
  Gondi, Northern 20,000
  Bhatri 15,000
  Chhattisgarhi 12,000
  Hindi 7,000
  Duruwa 5,900
  Halbi 4,000
  Pengo 3,800
  Telugu 1,000
  Kisan 400
  Kuvi 70
  Koda 20
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2021)
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Bible-NT Text Online
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.23 %
Islam
0.01 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
4.16 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more