Gujarati of Tanzania

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Gujarati of Tanzania

The Gujarati are primarily classified as the inhabitants of the state of Gujarat, western India. For most, Gujarati is their native language. Many Gujarati have migrated to other countries of the world, and are often referred to as simply "Gujarati", even though a number of castes and tribes may be represented. The majority of the Gujarati are Hindus, regardless of their location in the world, although there may be many Muslims among them as well.

Ministry Obstacles

The Gujarati of Tanzania may well have an insular mindset, desiring to protect their culture from those very different cultures around them. This mindset may make it especially difficult to find believing hearts.

Outreach Ideas

Christian workers should be alert to the caste and tribe boundaries within the Gujarati. These may be somewhat hidden to outsiders, initially.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the followers of Jesus among these people who have their roots in India. Pray they will fully embrace Christ as Savior, not mixing their understanding of the Gospel with Hindu traditions. Pray for clarity of understanding, and faithfulness in practice. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Gujarati of Tanzania will increasingly be made aware of Jesus, and will be given accurate information about this man and what He taught. Pray that each individual in the Gujarati community will have one or more opportunities to hear, in his or her mother tongue.

Scripture Focus

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance." Psalm 33:12

People Name: Gujarati
Country: Tanzania
10/40 Window: No
Population: 465,000
World Population: 2,219,000
Language: Gujarati
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image