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Gond Muria in India

Gond Muria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
814,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.94 % Unknown   

Gond Muria in India

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Introduction / History
The Muria are a group of the Gond and are a scheduled caste. They live in the Bastar region of Madhya Pradesh. They are not vegetarians and eat rice. Clan names are used by them as surnames. They have cross-cousin marriages and the dead are buried.

The Muria are cultivators and they also sell products that come from the forest. They have a traditional village council to look after them. Hinduism is their religion. They are skilled at basket making. They use traditional medicines rather than using modern medicines.

The Muria have a comb that represents love and friendship.

What are their beliefs?
An oral tradition in Gond Muria culture: There was a great rain and the first world was drowned. But Gajabhimul put a brother and a sister--their names were Kawachi and Kuhrami--in a gourd called Dadha Burka Kawachi. This gourd drifted to and fro until at last it ran aground on a great rock. Mahapurub sent out a crow to search for men. The crow flew and flew and flew: what did it see? It saw water and a gourd on a great rock. … From the gourd Kawachi and Kuhrami came out."

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

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
Oral tradition courtesy of Nick Liguori

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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:814,000
Largest States:
Chhattisgarh (611,000)Madhya Pradesh (183,000)
Maharashtra (9,000)Uttar Pradesh (2,200)
Odisha (2,100)Uttarakhand (500)
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People Name in Country: Gond Muria
People Name General: Gond Muria
Alternate People Names:
Ghotul MuriaModya
MuriaRaja Muriya
गोंद मूरिया
ROP3 Code: 117883
Joshua Project People ID: 21033
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 814,000
Population all Countries: 814,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Gond
People Name General: Gond Muria
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (161,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gondi, Northern (138,000)Chhattisgarhi (132,000)
Halbi (83,000)Bhatri (82,000)
Muria, Western (45,000)Duruwa (20,000)
Gondi, Adilabad (8,300)Telugu (6,900)
Marathi (5,500)Odia (3,800)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 23
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.94 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism88.27 % 
Islam0.05 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown10.73 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
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