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Guria in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
737,000 Odia Hinduism 0.07 % Unknown   

Guria in India

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Introduction / History
The Guria live in Orissa in India. They read and write in Oriya. The men are not vegetarians but many of the women are. They eat rice and wheat as cereals.

The Guria are exogamous, meaning that they marry outside of their group. They are allowed to divorce and marry again. On the death of the father, property goes to the sons while the oldest son becomes in charge of the home. There are birth and death rituals and the dead are cremated.

The traditional work of the Guria is the making of sweetmeat. Many of them are landowners who work in cultivating. Some are labourers, some have office jobs while others are self-employed.

The Guria have community councils to look after them and to judge in disputes. They are Hindus with Ganesh being their main god. They make use of help with irrigation.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Guria to Him also.
* Pray that God will give the Guria dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:737,000
Largest States:
Odisha (714,000)Jharkhand (4,600)
Assam (2,900)Andhra Pradesh (2,300)
West Bengal (2,300)Chhattisgarh (2,300)
Manipur (600)Delhi (500)
Maharashtra (200)Nagaland (100)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Guria
People Name General: Guria
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112172
Joshua Project People ID: 16886
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 737,000
Population all Countries: 737,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Guria
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Odia (679,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (24,000)Bengali (14,000)
Chhattisgarhi (4,700)Kui (1,900)
Assamese (1,800)Pengo (1,300)
Mundari: Bhumij (1,100)Santhali (1,100)
Telugu (600)Juang (500)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 18
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.07 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.93 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1811-1956
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1815-2014
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 RecordingsOral Bible stories in Odia
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
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Text / Printed MatterBible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Oriya)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Guria in India

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    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Guria India    
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