The Pomlas are a tribal group with low status. They suffer from poverty.
They live in western India, especially the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
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.
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.
The Pomla people need to find ways to earn a decent living in 21st century India.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Pomla|
|People Name in Country||Pomla|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bargunda; Chabriwala; Topliwali; पोमला|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Gujarati (1,200 speakers)|
|Language Code||guj Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Gujarati
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1820-1985)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||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|