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Gorait in India

Gorait

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
12,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.05 % Unknown   

Gorait in India

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Introduction / History
Gorait in India are a friendly people who enjoy good relationships with other tribes in their areas. Their culture is rich in tradition and culture, and they have benefitted surrounding peoples.

Where are they located?
The Gorait people live in the eastern states of India and also Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
Gorait people are patriarchal. The oldest son assumes authority when the father dies. Sons inherit equally, and daughters are given only maintenance and their bride price. Marriage within their clan is forbidden.

Their houses are customarily one room – kitchen, beds, and adjoining cattle shed. They work in farming, drum playing for festivities, as village messengers and watchmen. They hunt and make weapons and musical instruments. Their dress is unique to their clan.

What are their beliefs?
The Gorait people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Gorait people are Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.
They also practice animism, ancestral worship and witchcraft.

What are their needs?
Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Hindi, their spoken language, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and His provisional payment of the penalty for their sins.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Gorait people of India and Bangladesh teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Gorait families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Gorait families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Gorait family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16860/BG
https://www.indianetzone.com/8/gorait_tribe.htm
http://indpaedia.com/ind/index.php/Gorait
http://www.scstrti.in/index.php/co0mmunities/sc-communities/108-sc-communities/366-gorait

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:12,000
Largest States:
Jharkhand (6,200)West Bengal (3,000)
Bihar (1,400)Assam (1,000)
Odisha (500)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gorait
People Name General: Gorait
Alternate People Names:
Koraitगोराट
ROP3 Code: 112142
Joshua Project People ID: 16860
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 12,000
Population all Countries: 13,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Gorait
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (4,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (2,600)Munda (800)
Santhali (700)Assamese (600)
Odia (500)Bhojpuri (200)
Mundari (200)Sadri (200)
Ho (100)Kurux (100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 15
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity1.05 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism83.45 % 
Islam0.30 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown15.20 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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