Turaiha 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 Turaiha people have low status as do other tribal peoples in India. Upper caste Hindus will not enter their homes or associate with them. Many of them are unable to read or write. The main population of Turaihas is located near the different rivers and lakes in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. A small population of Turaiha live in Bangladesh. The main two language of the Turaiha are Bhojpuri and Hindi. Many Christian resources are available in both languages. There are currently no known believers in this tribal people.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The chief occupation of Turaiha people is fishing, cultivating water nut, and making handheld fans and baskets. They are considered some of the best fishermen in India. They catch and sell fish for their daily income. They drink liquor and toddy. They are not vegetarian but as Hindus they will not eat beef.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Turaiha people are Hindu. Their brand of Hinduism is heavily influenced by folk religion. The Turaiha believe they are descended from the Sun god. The patron deity of the Turaiha is Sanichar Raja. Their main festival involves offering goats, pigs, grains, and bread to their gods.


What Are Their Needs?

The Turaiha people need the opportunity to become children of the most-high God. Only the gospel of Jesus Christ can transform their lives. They need to learn new job skills if they are to improve their position in Indian Society.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Turaiha in India.

Pray for the salvation of the Turaiha people, and that God will send out several Christian workers to tell them about Jesus. Pray that the Lord will raise up a disciple making movement among the Turaiha this decade.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Turaiha
People Name in Country Turaiha
Population this Country 423,000
Population all Countries 426,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Alternate Names Taruhi; Tomar; Tomra; Turaha; Turha; टुरैहा
People ID 18272
ROP3 Code 113816
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 7
Largest States
Bihar
355,000
Uttar Pradesh
32,000
West Bengal
30,000
Uttarakhand
5,200
Jharkhand
700
Meghalaya
60
Andaman and Nicobar
30
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 7
  Bihar 355,000
  Uttar Pradesh 32,000
  West Bengal 30,000
  Uttarakhand 5,200
  Jharkhand 700
  Meghalaya 60
  Andaman and Nicobar 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (163,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
153,000
Bengali
24,000
Maithili
21,000
Kumaoni
3,000
Garhwali
300
Kanauji
60
Awadhi
40
Primary Language Bhojpuri (163,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 153,000
  Bengali 24,000
  Maithili 21,000
  Kumaoni 3,000
  Garhwali 300
  Kanauji 60
  Awadhi 40
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2007)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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 Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Bhojpuri
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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