Gametia Bhil in India

The Bhil Gametia 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

Gametia is one of the Bhil subgroups. They are a Scheduled Caste who live in Rajasthan. They speak Mewari and read and write in Devanagari. Their name, Gametia, refers to a village dweller, harkening back to when they gave up their nomadic ways and became settled farmers.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Gametia Bhil work as cultivators or as day laborers. Some of them work in stone quarries. They are usually landless. They have a headman for every village to look after them and judge their disagreements. The Gametia Bhil are endogamous, which means they prefer to marry within their community. Their dead are cremated but when their priests die they are buried.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all of the Bhil peoples practice ethnic religions that have been highly influenced by Hinduism. Shiva is considered the supreme god. Ancestor worship (praying to deceased ancestors) is also quite popular. Shamans (priests) are also called upon to offer sacrifices to the many gods and mud idols.


What Are Their Needs?

The Gametia Bhil people need the transforming power of the Holy Spirit so they can experience His spiritual, economic and social blessings offered by Jesus Christ to those who call on His name.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bhil Gametia in India.

* Pray that their leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their entire community into a disciple making movement. * Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to openness to the person, Jesus Christ. * Pray for faithful intercessors and workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Bhil Gametia
People Name in Country Bhil Gametia
Natural Name Gametia Bhil
Population this Country 58,000
Population all Countries 58,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Barot; Dholi; Dungri; Dungri Barot; Gameti; Gmetia; Vayati; भील ग़मेटिया
People ID 21014
ROP3 Code 117865
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 2
Largest States
Gujarat
43,000
Rajasthan
16,000
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 2
  Gujarat 43,000
  Rajasthan 16,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gujarati (43,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Bhili
10,000
Hindi
2,000
Mewari
1,800
Wagdi
1,400
Punjabi, Eastern
200
Marwari
100
Primary Language Gujarati (43,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Bhili 10,000
  Hindi 2,000
  Mewari 1,800
  Wagdi 1,400
  Punjabi, Eastern 200
  Marwari 100
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
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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)
0.34 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.60 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.02 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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