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Brahmin Gaur in Pakistan

Brahmin Gaur

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,100 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Brahmin Gaur in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
Gaur Brahmins live all across the nation of India. They are a large sub caste of Brahmins, the highest caste in Hinduism. Much smaller groups of Gaur Brahmins live in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. Gaur Brahmins traditionally serve as the priests, scholars and teachers of the Hindu religion.
The primary language of the Gaur in Pakistan is Sindhi. As educated people, they are also able to speak Urdu and English. A complete Bible and the JESUS Film are available in Sindhi. There are few if any believers among the Gaur Brahmins of Pakistan.
During the Partition of India in 1947, most Brahmins fled Pakistan for India. A tiny group of Gaur Brahmins reside in Pakistan today.

What are their lives like?
Today Gaur Brahmin are landowners and business owners. Lower castes frequently work on land owned by Gaur for a percentage of the crop. The Hindu caste system is not nearly as influential in Muslim Pakistan as it is in India.
Monogamy is the norm among the Gaur. Parents strongly encourage their children to marry other Brahmins. The Gaur want their sons and daughters to obtain graduate degrees and enter careers like computer science, medicine, engineering, teaching, and public administration.
Hindus like the Gaur try to keep a low profile in a Muslim nation such as Pakistan.

What are their beliefs?
Hinduism is the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. 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 as Christians do. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like 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?
The Gaur Brahmins are often proud of their heritage and status as high caste Hindus. Pride can often be a major obstacle for people who might otherwise accept the free gift of salvation by faith, not works.

Prayer Points
Ask God to move Hindu background believers to tell the Gaur about the God of the Bible.
Pray for Holy Spirit to direct believers to go to live in Gaur Brahmin communities.
Pray for Christ to reveal himself to Gaur Brahmins, especially leaders in their families and communities.
Pray for the spiritual eyes of Gaur Brahmins to be opened to Jesus Christ as their lord and savior.
Ask the Lord to raise up a disciple making movement among the Gaur Brahmins in this decade.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:7 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,100
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (2,000)Punjab (40)
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People Name in Country: Brahmin Gaur
People Name General: Brahmin Gaur
Alternate People Names:
AdhAdi Gaud
Adi GaurArd Pop
BhojkiBrahman Terai
Brahmin TeraiChanyati
Chanyati BrahmanChanyati Brahmin
ROP3 Code: 115717
Joshua Project People ID: 19943
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,100
Population all Countries: 3,683,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Brahmin
People Name General: Brahmin Gaur
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sindhi (1,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dhatki (500)Kacchi (200)
Punjabi, Eastern (40)
Total Languages: 4
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: 1825-1981
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1954
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Sindhi
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Sindhi
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Brahmin Gaur in Pakistan

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      Brahmin Gaur Pakistan    
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