Gond Dhuriya in India

Gond Dhuriya
Photo Source:  Anonymous 
Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Gond Dhuriya
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 197,000
World Population: 197,000
Primary Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.50 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Gond
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Dhurwa are a scheduled tribe. They have their own language called Parji, a Dravidian language. They live in Madhya Pradesh.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Dhurwa work in agriculture and with produce from the forest. They no longer do much of their traditional basket work because they lack the raw materials. Men shave their heads. They have a traditional council to look after their needs.

What Are Their Beliefs?

This people group has a combination of tribal beliefs and Hinduism.

What Are Their Needs?

The Dhurwa people need to accept and embrace the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer.

Prayer Points

Pray that Indian believers will lead the Dhurwa into a disciple making movement in the 2020s. Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the Risen Savior. Pray for intercessors and workers.

Text Source:   Keith Carey