Gonrhi in Nepal


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Introduction / History

The Gonhri people are also known as Mallah or Nishad. They are a caste associated with boating. They believe themselves to be descendants of the legendary figure, Nishad, who ferried King Rama and his wife, Sita, across the Ganges River. That tradition has been passed down through the centuries. They take pride in their caste and consider their occupation as boatmen carrying Hindu devotees as a high calling or holy occupation. Others consider them to be a "backward" (meaning low prestige) caste.


Where Are they Located?

The Gonhri people live in Nepal, Bangladesh, and especially India. In India, they are most likely to be found in the northern states, especially Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are poor and mostly illiterate. They are involved in boating, some fishing and sometimes in farming. They are strict about marrying within their own caste. The women are not often seen in public.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Gonrhi is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of Nepal. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

They can have high status as princes and princesses if they would only accept it. The Gonhri people need to accept the dignity of being His children rather than settling for traditional beliefs.


Prayer Points

Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Gonhri people in Nepal and India.
Pray for the Gonhri people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Gonhri people to change their society from within.
Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Gonhri disciples to make more disciples.
Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Gonhri communities.


Scripture Prayers for the Gonrhi in Nepal.


References

http://indpaedia.com/ind/index.php/Gonrhi


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Gonrhi
People Name in Country Gonrhi
Pronunciation gohn-REE
Alternate Names Chabri; Gond Gund; Goneri; Gonhr; Gonr; Gonrh; Gorh; Gothahum; Gounr; Gour; Gunrhi; Gurshi; Machhuar; Mallah; Mollah; गॉनरही
Population this Country 1,500
Population all Countries 974,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16857
ROP3 Code 112139
ROP25 Code 302584
ROP25 Name Gonrhi
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Narayani
600
Janakpur
300
Sagarmatha
300
Kosi
200
Bagmati
90
Lumbini
70
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 6
  Narayani 600
  Janakpur 300
  Sagarmatha 300
  Kosi 200
  Bagmati 90
  Lumbini 70
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bhojpuri (700 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Maithili
600
Primary Language Bhojpuri (700 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 600
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2007)
Bible-Complete No
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