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Gual in India


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Map source: Omid / Joshua Project
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,500 Garhwali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Gual in India

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The name Gawal (an alternate name for the Gual) is derived from the word gopala, meaning protector of cows. Alhough traditionally the Gual were involved in dairy-farming and cattle-raising, now many have diversified into other occupations. They have their own community councils at the village level. Social boycotts, excommunication, cash fines, etc., are imposed on offenders as punishment for wrongdoing. Folk-songs are sung on ceremonial occasions. The dead are cremated and the ashes immersed in the Ganga River.

Ministry Obstacles
Spiritual darkness is deep in Uttar Pradesh, the main home of the Gual people.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps the youth of this community will discover the availability of Gospel recordings and Christian videos in the Hindi language on the internet. Pray they will be prompted to listen and view, and be given understanding.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Please pray for those in this people group who will one day come to be disciples of Jesus Christ. They will need to be fed, spiritually.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for employment opportunities for the Gual people, and for clean water and adequate medical care.

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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:1,500
Largest States:
Uttarakhand (1,200)Uttar Pradesh (300)
Total States on file:2
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gual
People Name General: Gual
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112155
Joshua Project People ID: 16873
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,500
Population all Countries: 1,500
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Gual
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Garhwali (700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): gbm    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (500)Kumaoni (300)
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1876-1966
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Garhwali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Garhwali
Film / VideoLight in the Darkness
Film / VideoLight in the Darkness (EngSub)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
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Gual in India

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    South Asia Dalit - Other     Asia, South    
      Gual India    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Gual in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Garhwali  
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