Gujar (Hindu traditions) in United States


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Introduction / History

The Gujar are comprised of three very closely related people groups that are known collectively as the Gujar Rajasthani. The Gujar castes are broadly divided along religious and geographic lines into two groups: the Muslim Gujar and the Hindu Gujar. Those who have migrated to the United States are mainly from the settled farming communities. Today they are settling in and mingling with other Hindu communities, though they might not be as well accepted given their lower status in South Asia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Hindus like the Gujars who migrate to the United States are primarily concerned with improving their economic situation. They often neglect their spiritual lives or settle for traditional Hindu rituals.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gujar people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

Western Christian believers have an opportunity for outreach to Hindu communities like the Gujar. In South Asia, there are few if any opportunities for them to hear the gospel. Believers can join them for India's Independence Day and other cultural festivals where outsiders are welcome.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to prepare loving and tenacious servants to go to the Gujar people in the United States.
Pray for a movement to Christ among the Hindu Gujar that would spread to their communities in India.
Pray for Gujar disciples to make more disciples in the United States.
Pray for Gujar hearts to yearn for spiritual truth and righteousness.


Scripture Prayers for the Gujar (Hindu traditions) in United States.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gujar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Gujar (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation GOO-jar
Alternate Names Chaudhari; Gujarani; Gurjar; गुजर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 265,000
Population all Countries 8,848,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
People ID 16878
ROP3 Code 112160
ROP25 Code 302843
ROP25 Name Gujar
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Map of Gujar (Hindu traditions) in United States
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 %
Primary Language Gujarati (265,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Gujarati (265,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
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Map Source People Group location: US Census ACS Language Spoken at Home. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
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