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Gowari in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
446,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.02 % Unknown   

Gowari in India

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Introduction / History
The Gowari are a tribal people in India. The peoples of this community used to take their cattle into the forest for grazing
They are presumed to be of low value and hence have been kept down in the social caste hierarchy. The government of India categorized this community as a Scheduled Tribe by the name of Gond Gowari.

They are mainly engaged in cow-herding and in agrarian activity. They work mainly as laborers for higher caste landlords like Kohali, Kunbi and Gond.

Where are they located?
This community is generally spread over the central parts of India. The districts of Vidharbha in Maharashtra, Adilabad Guntur and Godawari districts in Andhra Pradesh, Balaghat Sieoni districts in Madhya Pradesh and Raipur and Rajnandgaon districts in Chhattisagarh are the major locations of this tribe.

What are their beliefs?
They used to worship God in nature but today most are Hindu. They have strong beliefs in Buradeo (Mahadeo). The peoples of this community are very honest and do not drink milk as it is sin and stigma for their community.

What are their needs?
They are very poor people and lacking in education.The government has deprived them of social advantages.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:446,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (369,000)Madhya Pradesh (71,000)
Chhattisgarh (1,700)Delhi (80)
Telangana (10)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gowari
People Name General: Gowari
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112147
Joshua Project People ID: 16865
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 446,000
Population all Countries: 446,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Gowari
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Marathi (345,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (106,000)Gondi, Northern (15,000)
Chhattisgarhi (13,000)Halbi (1,600)
Bhatri (800)
Total Languages: 6
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.02 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.71 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.27 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1821-2015
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Marathi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Gowari in India

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    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Gowari India    
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