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Gavara in India

Gavara

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
20,000 Malayalam Hinduism 0.01 % Unknown   

Gavara in India

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Introduction / History
It is believed that Gavara people migrated to India from Sri Lanka.

Where are they located?
They are settled in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

What are their lives like?
Very little is known of the daily lives and occupations of Gavara people. We do know that they are almost completely Hindu, and their lives surround worship of their gods.

What are their beliefs?
The Gavara 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 Gavara 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.

What are their needs?
Although audio, visual and written Bible resources are available in Malayalam, 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 a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Gavara people of India.
Pray for the Gavara people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Gavara people to change their society from within.
Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Gavara disciples to make more disciples.
Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Gavara communities.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3AGavara
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Castes_and_Tribes_of_Southern_India/Gavara
https://www.facebook.com/SriGowriYuvajanaSevaSangam/posts/1000-yers-history-of-gavara-community-in-andhra-pradesh-written-by-dr-pilla-sri-/431845140199352/

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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:20,000
Largest States:
Tamil Nadu (13,000)Andhra Pradesh (2,300)
Telangana (1,700)Kerala (1,200)
Karnataka (700)Odisha (500)
West Bengal (400)Puducherry (20)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gavara
People Name General: Gavara
Alternate People Names:
Gavara NaiduGowri
Gowri PuthruluGowriyulu
गवारा
ROP3 Code: 112176
Joshua Project People ID: 16889
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 20,000
Population all Countries: 20,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Gavara
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Malayalam (7,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamil (5,000)Telugu (5,000)
Odia (100)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.01 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.99 % 
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: 1811-1968
New Testament:
1829-1995Audio
Complete Bible: 1841-2022
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 RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Malayalam
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Malayalam
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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