People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Gujarati (Hindu) of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 821,145

ROP3 Code: 103544
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
Language: Gujarati - (guj)
Religion: Hinduism
Country of Origin: India

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NJ - 138,735

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 75,175

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 44,993

  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - 39,116

  San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA - 34,825

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Brief Profile

The Gujarati are a relatively peaceful people, except for religious tensions that exist between the Hindus and Muslims. Known for their resourcefulness and their good business sense, they have successfully emigrated and prospered in many countries around the world.

The Gujarati speak an Indo-Aryan language, which is also called Gujarati. It has many different dialects, some based on region and others based on caste or community.

Most of the Gujarati (88%) are Hindus. The Muslim Gujarati make up (6.6%) of the population.

The Gujarati often have established a successful business presence owning numerous commercial properties and stores. Generations of Gujarati have deep roots and often give the impression that they have assimilated themselves into the Western culture. However, this is often not the case as the majority maintain a distinct Gujarati identity.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for churches to develop intentional church planting strategies, specifically focusing on Gujarati speakers.
  • Pray for Christians that live and work among Gujarati to begin loving friendships with them.
  • Pray against the spiritual principalities and powers that have kept Gujarati bound for many generations.

People Group Resources - Gujarati
Audio and written Bible in Gujarati (India Revised Version).

Creation to Christ - Gujarati
Creation to Christ video in Gujarati.

Following Jesus - Gujarati
Discipleship videos contextual to Indian context in Gujarati language.

Got Questions?
Your Questions. Biblical answers in Gujarati.

Hindu Gospel Storying Set
Back translation of the Bible studies developed for those with a Hindi-speaking and Hindu worldview.

Jesus Film in Gujarati
The life of Jesus video in Gujarti.

Jesus Film Project - Magdalena in Gujarati
Mary Magdalena film in Gujarati. This resource is very powerful among women.

Three Circles for Hindus
Video in English training you how to contextualize the 3 circles gospel tool for sharing with Hindus.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Hinduism Beliefs
A belief bulletin by North American Mission Board on Hinduism.

Other Resources

Foundations for Teaching the Bible
Scripture lessons to help new believers from Hindu backgrounds examine their worldview.

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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