Jhare Gond in India

The Gond Jhare 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 term Jhare is related to forest dwellers as they live in forests. The Jhare are one of the Gond subgroups. They are a scheduled tribe which means they have low status in Hindu society. They speak Gondi. They live in eastern Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Odisha.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Gonds possess agricultural land. Those who have a god portion of the land cultivate rice, javar (cereals) and green dal (pulses). Many tend goats and cattle as well. Poorer Gonds work in the fields of the richer Gonds. There is not much work available for them except during farming seasons. They love hunting and wild meats are their favorites. Jhare Gond women help with activities such as agriculture, and they usually have tattoos. The Jhare Gonds make baskets and weave mats.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they are officially Hindu, their traditional beliefs are what they practice the most. They believe that evil spirits are the cause for sicknesses and that sacrifices will keep them away. Perumal, the high priest, offers these sacrifices for every v


What Are Their Needs?

The Jhare Gonds need to allow Jesus Christ to give them life to the full. Someone needs to go to them!


Prayer Points

Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to begin a community-wide disciple making movement. Pray that gospel materials will become easily available to them. Pray for intercessors and workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Gond Jhare in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Gond Jhare
People Name in Country Gond Jhare
Natural Name Jhare Gond
Population this Country 120,000
Population all Countries 120,000
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 Jena; Jhadi; Jhara; Jhare; Jhareya; Jhora; Naik; Negi; Pethai; Pradhan; Sonjhar; गोंद झारे
People ID 21029
ROP3 Code 117880
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
Maharashtra
61,000
Telangana
31,000
Odisha
20,000
Jharkhand
6,600
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
  Maharashtra 61,000
  Telangana 31,000
  Odisha 20,000
  Jharkhand 6,600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gondi, Northern (48,000 speakers)
Language Code gno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
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
Kuvi
80
Bhojpuri
60
Santhali
40
Gondi, Adilabad
30
Primary Language Gondi, Northern (48,000 speakers)
Language Code gno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
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
  Kuvi 80
  Bhojpuri 60
  Santhali 40
  Gondi, Adilabad 30
People Groups Speaking Gondi, Northern

Primary Language:  Gondi, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1872-1987)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1994-1996)
Bible-Complete No
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 Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Freedom From Torment
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gondi, Northern
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
93.29 %
Islam
0.20 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
6.42 %
* 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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more