Raja Muria Gond in India

The Gond Raja Muria 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 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

* Scripture Prayers for the Gond Raja Muria in India.

* 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.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Gond Raja Muria
People Name in Country Gond Raja Muria
Natural Name Raja Muria Gond
Population this Country 50,000
Population all Countries 50,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names गोंद राजा मूरिया
People ID 21035
ROP3 Code 117885
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)
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 1
  Chhattisgarh 50,000
Website South Asia Peoples
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
Bible-NT Audio 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 Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Freedom From Torment
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gondi, Northern
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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.
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. Read more


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