Gond Maria in India

Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Gond Maria
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,796,000
World Population: 1,796,000
Primary Language: Gondi, Northern
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.91 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
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 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

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.

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