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Gonrhi in Bangladesh


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Gonrhi in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Gonhri people are also known as Mallah or Nishad. They are a caste associated with boating. They believe themselves to be descendants of the legendary figure, Nishad, who ferried King Rama and his wife, Sita, across the Ganges River. That tradition has been passed down through the centuries. They take pride in their caste and consider their occupation as boatmen carrying Hindu devotees as a high calling or holy occupation. Others consider them to be a "backward" (meaning low prestige) caste.

Where are they located?
The Gonhri people live in Nepal, Bangladesh, and especially India. In India, they are most likely to be found in the northern states, especially Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.

What are their lives like?
They are poor and mostly illiterate. They are involved in boating, some fishing and sometimes in farming. They are strict about marrying within their own caste. The women are not often seen in public.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Gonrhi is Hinduism, the predominant religious tradition of Nepal and India, but not Bangladesh. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

What are their needs?
They can have high status as princes and princesses if they would only accept it. The Gonhri people need to accept the dignity of being God's children rather than settle for traditional beliefs.

Prayer Points
Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Gonhri people in Nepal and India.
Pray for the Gonhri people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Gonhri people to change their society from within.
Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Gonhri disciples to make more disciples.
Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Gonhri communities.


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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:30 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:6,600
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (3,500)Rangpur (1,300)
Rajshahi (1,200)Barisal (300)
Khulna (100)Chittagong (70)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gonrhi
People Name General: Gonrhi
Alternate People Names:
ChabriGond Gund
ROP3 Code: 112139
Joshua Project People ID: 16857
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,600
Population all Countries: 978,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Gonrhi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Bengali (6,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (100)Chittagonian (70)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1809-2022
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Gonrhi in Bangladesh

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Gonrhi Bangladesh    
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