Gond Maria in India

The Gond Maria have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Bada Maria 66,000
Chota Maria, Kamaria 56,000

Introduction / History

The Abuj Maria are of the Gond people group and are a scheduled tribe. They live in the Bastar district of Madhya Pradesh in the hills. They speak Maria and eat rice and rat meat. Beef is a delicacy for them.

They have several clans. Child marriages take place. They have cousin marriages and the dead are buried. Cultivation is their main work and they also collect forest products. They have a traditional council to look after them. They worship local gods and clan gods.

The Abuj Maria are not keen on education, modern medicine nor family planning.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Gond Maria in India.

* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that Indian Christians and gospel materials will lead them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gond Maria
People Name in Country Gond Maria
World Population 1,562,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 31
Alternate Names Abuj Maria, Bada Maria, Bara Mariya, Chota Maria, Chota Mariya, Hill Maria, Maria, गोंद मरीया
People ID 21032
ROP3 Code 117053
Country India
Region South Asia
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 4
Largest States
Chhattisgarh
607,000
Madhya Pradesh
488,000
Maharashtra
428,000
Assam
38,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Chhattisgarh 607,000
  Madhya Pradesh 488,000
  Maharashtra 428,000
  Assam 38,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gondi, Northern (343,000 speakers)
Language Code gno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
296,000
Maria
229,000
Chhattisgarhi
213,000
Marathi
166,000
Bhatri
115,000
Halbi
80,000
Gondi, Adilabad
37,000
Telugu
17,000
Assamese
13,000
Duruwa
5,900
Odia
5,100
Gujarati
700
Bagheli
500
Korwa
200
Kolami, Northwestern
100
Primary Language Gondi, Northern (343,000 speakers)
Language Code gno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 296,000
  Maria 229,000
  Chhattisgarhi 213,000
  Marathi 166,000
  Bhatri 115,000
  Halbi 80,000
  Gondi, Adilabad 37,000
  Telugu 17,000
  Assamese 13,000
  Duruwa 5,900
  Odia 5,100
  Gujarati 700
  Bagheli 500
  Korwa 200
  Kolami, Northwestern 100
People Groups Speaking Gondi, Northern

Primary Language:  Gondi, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1872-1987)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1996)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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 Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gondi, Northern
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.87 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
87.86 %
Islam
0.13 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
11.09 %
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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