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Gond Jhare in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
120,000 Gondi, Northern Hinduism 0.05 % Unknown   

Gond Jhare in India

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Introduction / History
The Gond Jhare are a scheduled tribe of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The term Jhare is related to forest dwellers as they live in forests. They speak Gondi. They are not vegetarians and eat rice.

The Gond Jhare have cousin marriages. Women help with activities such as agriculture and have tattoos.

The Gond Jhare work in cultivation, hunt and gather forest products. They have councils to look after them. Traditional medicines are used by them. They make use of family welfare programs.

The Gond Jhare make baskets and weave mats too.

Prayer Points
Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that gospel materials will lead 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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:120,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (61,000)Telangana (31,000)
Odisha (20,000)Jharkhand (6,600)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gond Jhare
People Name General: Gond Jhare
Alternate People Names:
Sonjharगोंद झारे
ROP3 Code: 117880
Joshua Project People ID: 21029
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 120,000
Population all Countries: 120,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Gond
People Name General: Gond Jhare
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gondi, Northern (48,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): gno    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (20,000)Odia (16,000)
Telugu (7,800)Hindi (5,600)
Chhattisgarhi (1,000)Bhatri (900)
Bengali (400)Munda (200)
Ho (200)Mundari (100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 15
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.05 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism93.29 % 
Islam0.20 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown6.42 % 
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: 1872-1987
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gondi, Northern
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
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Gond Jhare in India

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      Gond Jhare India    
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      Hinduism     Gondi, Northern  
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