Raja Muria Gond in India

The Raja Muria Gond have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Raja Muria Gonds are a scheduled tribe of Madhya Pradesh. The older people speak Gondi while the younger ones speak Halbi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Gonds possess agricultural land. Those who have a god portion of the land cultivate rice, javar (cereals) and green dal (pulses). Many tend goats and cattle as well. Poorer Gonds work in the fields of the richer Gonds. There is not much work available for them except during farming seasons. They love hunting and wild meats are their favorites. Jhare Gond women help with activities such as agriculture, and they usually have tattoos.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they are officially Hindu, their traditional beliefs are what they practice the most. They believe that evil spirits are the cause for sicknesses and that sacrifices will keep them away. Perumal, the high priest, offers these sacrifices for every v


What Are Their Needs?

Like the other Gond tribes of central India, the Raja Murias need opportunities to adjust to modern India. They need training and education so they can make a positive contribution to this rapidly advancing nation.


Prayer Points

Pray that council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a movement to Christ. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will become easily available to them. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only Savior. Pray for intercessors and workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Gond Raja Muria in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Gond Raja Muria
People Name in Country Gond Raja Muria
Natural Name Raja Muria Gond
Alternate Names गोंद राजा मूरिया
Population this Country 60,000
Population all Countries 60,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 21035
ROP3 Code 117885
ROP25 Code 302754
ROP25 Name Gond
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Chhattisgarh 59,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
87.21 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
11.75 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Gondi, Northern (14,000 speakers)
Language Code gno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Chhattisgarhi
11,000
Halbi
7,800
Bhatri
7,800
Hindi
4,200
Muria, Western
2,100
Telugu
1,800
Duruwa
700
Odia
200
Primary Language Gondi, Northern (14,000 speakers)
Language Code gno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Chhattisgarhi 11,000
  Halbi 7,800
  Bhatri 7,800
  Hindi 4,200
  Muria, Western 2,100
  Telugu 1,800
  Duruwa 700
  Odia 200
People Groups Speaking Gondi, Northern

Primary Language:  Gondi, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1872-1987)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1994-1996)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gondi, Northern Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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