Pomla in India

The Pomla have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Pomlas are a tribal group with low status. They suffer from poverty.


Where Are they Located?

They live in western India, especially the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Parents arrange marriages for their children. Marriages are monogamous, meaning that there is one husband and one wife.

Members of this community are usually landless, and they are very poor. Most are either day laborers or they sell things they find in the forest.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This is a Hinduized tribe that believes in ghosts and spirits as well as Krishna and Ganesh, two popular Hindu deities. They believe the spirit world brings about diseases. They have clan deities that they worship as well. Though they are mostly animistic on a daily level, they are faithful to participate in Hindu festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Pomla people need to find ways to earn a decent living in 21st century India.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Pomla in India.

* Pray for networks of believing Pomla families and fellowships that will throw the doors open for others to follow Jesus.
* Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Pomla people with his presence and mercy.
* Pray for believers among this people group to disciple others who will disciple still others.
* Pray for Bible believing fellowships and churches among the Pomla people.


References

https://trti.gujarat.gov.in/pomla


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Pomla
People Name in Country Pomla
World Population 1,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bargunda; Chabriwala; Topliwali; पोमला
People ID 17898
ROP3 Code 113378
Country India
Region Asia, South
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
Gujarat
1,200
Rajasthan
100
Maharashtra
70
Dadra and Nagar Have
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
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
  Gujarat 1,200
  Rajasthan 100
  Maharashtra 70
  Dadra and Nagar Have 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gujarati (1,200 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Marathi
200
Hindi
100
Tamil
60
Telugu
10
Assamese Bhili
Primary Language Gujarati (1,200 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 200
  Hindi 100
  Tamil 60
  Telugu 10
  Assamese 10
  Bhili 10
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  (1823-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.40 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.52 %
Islam
0.87 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.20 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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