Ghusuria in India

The Ghusuria have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Ghusaria people speak Oriya. They live in rural areas where they live at a subsistence level tending livestock. Because of their poverty, they depend of money-lenders, which impoverishes them even further. They have a low literacy rate, so their opportunities to advance economically are limited. The Ghusaria people use both modern and traditional medicine.

Perhaps because of their poverty the Ghusaria people are less likely to have bride prices and dowries than other rural peoples in India. However, the groom may have to serve the bride's family for a term. Marriages are arranged by negotiations, and they usually involve the consent of both the bride and the groom.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This Hindu people worship Gomoto, Thakurani, Rajalaxmi, and Raudia. They usually rely on their own sacred specialists, but sometimes they depend on other communities for this service, especially for officiating life cycle rituals. They also employ shamans from other communities.


Prayer Points

Pray that they will turn from darkness to the one who is the light.
Pray for them to embrace the Savior and begin to see physical and spiritual transformation that will be a testimony to the Hindu world. Pray that the many Christian materials in the Oriya language will find their way into Ghusaria communities and Ghusaria hearts.


Scripture Prayers for the Ghusuria in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Ghusuria
People Name in Country Ghusuria
Population this Country 107,000
Population all Countries 107,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Gulgiliya; Gulgulia; घुसुरिया
People ID 16830
ROP3 Code 112105
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Jharkhand
93,000
Odisha
9,700
Bihar
2,700
West Bengal
1,000
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Jharkhand 93,000
  Odisha 9,700
  Bihar 2,700
  West Bengal 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (72,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Odia
8,000
Magahi
5,300
Bhojpuri
4,700
Bengali
800
Primary Language Hindi (72,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Odia 8,000
  Magahi 5,300
  Bhojpuri 4,700
  Bengali 800
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more