The Raja Muria Gonds are a scheduled tribe of Madhya Pradesh. The older people speak Gondi while the younger ones speak Halbi.
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.
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
Like the other Gond tribes of central India, the Raja Murias need opportunities to adjust to modern India. They need training and education so they can make a positive contribution to this rapidly advancing nation.
* Scripture Prayers for the Gond Raja Muria in India.
* Pray that council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a movement to Christ. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will become easily available to them. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only savior. * Pray for intercessors and workers.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Gond Raja Muria|
|People Name in Country||Gond Raja Muria|
|Natural Name||Raja Muria Gond|
|Population this Country||50,000|
|Population all Countries||50,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||गोंद राजा मूरिया|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Gondi, Northern (14,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||gno Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Gondi, Northern
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1994-1996)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Freedom From Torment|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Gondi, Northern|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|General||Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book|