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Thori (Hindu traditions) in India

Thori (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
951,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Thori (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Thori people are said to be descended from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. Thori people in Gujarat migrated from the Mewar District of Rajasthan. They speak in Hindi, Mewari, and Gujarati, and read and write in Devanagari. They are considered a scheduled caste, meaning that they have low status.

Where are they located?
Many Thori people live in the Rajgarh region of Madya Pradesh. Some also live in Haryana.

What are their lives like?
They are not vegetarians. Their main food is "jowar" bread. The poor among them eat maize.

Thori people marry within their group. The eldest son becomes head of the home when the father dies. Sons get equal portions of the family property. They have birth and marriage ceremonies. They cremate their dead and have a death pollution period of 12 days. They have councils that judge in community matters.

They are not landowners, and most of them work in agriculture. Some manage their own businesses. Thori women weave baskets to earn money for the family. Women sell wooden items, furniture, cricket bats and cricket wickets and baskets.

What are their beliefs?
They are Hindus who worship Pabuji as their main god.

What are their needs?
Adequate visual, audio, and video Christian resources are available in the Hindi language which Thori people speak, but they are still an unreached people group.

Their most important need is to understand that their good works and worship of Hindu gods will never pay the penalty for their sins, and that the Almighty God has made provision for them to have their sins forgiven and to live abundant lives.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Thori people will soon have a spiritual hunger that will turn many in their community to Jesus Christ.
* Pray urgently for the Holy Spirit to equip, empower, protect, and guide laborers to bear fruit that will last: rapidly multiplying disciples and household churches that lead to a Church Planting Movement (CPM).
* Ask the Holy Spirit to raise up harvesters from within the CPM that will be set out to other UPGs until there is no place left where Christ is not preached, known, loved, and worshiped by the Thori people.

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-02-25
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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:951,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (837,000)Odisha (42,000)
Haryana (33,000)Punjab (13,000)
Delhi (7,300)Himachal Pradesh (4,200)
Gujarat (3,500)Madhya Pradesh (1,500)
Chhattisgarh (600)Chandigarh (500)
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People Name in Country: Thori (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Thori (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Batwal SutarBatwal Thori
Batwala SutharBatwala Thori
Harijan SutharMahajan
NayakNayak Banjara
Nayak ThakurNayakula
Utlariwala Thoriथोरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113779
Joshua Project People ID: 18247
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 951,000
Population all Countries: 951,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Thori (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (398,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (135,000)Bagri (111,000)
Merwari (56,000)Punjabi, Eastern (56,000)
Shekhawati (53,000)Dhundari (50,000)
Odia (41,000)Mewari (22,000)
Haroti: Harauti (9,800)Haryanvi (3,400)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 21
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.73 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.25 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2012
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
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)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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