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Garo in India

Garo

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,100,000 Garo Christianity 95.60 % 80.00 %   

Garo in India

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Introduction / History
The Garo are a scheduled tribe in Meghalaya in India. They speak Garo. They eat pork and beef and for a cereal they eat rice. Women help with agriculture and property follows the female lineage but men are in charge of it. Cultivation is the main work of the Garo there.

In Assam, the Garo speak Garo and Assamese. In Nagaland they speak Nagamese and read and write in Roman. In Tripura they speak Bengali and Kakbarak. In West Bengal they read and write Bengali.

Most of the Garo are Christian. Most work in agriculture.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Garo Christians give the gospel message to non-Christians in India.
* Pray that they are protected.

References
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,100,000
Largest States:
Meghalaya (923,000)Assam (158,000)
Tripura (13,000)Nagaland (2,400)
West Bengal (2,300)Mizoram (800)
Arunachal Pradesh (500)Delhi (200)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (60)Manipur (60)
Total States on file:13
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Garo
People Name General: Garo
Alternate People Names:
AchikGarrow
MandeMandi
गरो
ROP3 Code: 103233
Joshua Project People ID: 11826
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,100,000
Population all Countries: 1,231,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Garo-Tripuri
People Name General: Garo
Ethnic Code: MSY50d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Garo (1,004,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): grt    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (66,000)Bengali (9,400)
Khasi (5,300)Hindi (2,500)
Kok Borok (900)Amri Karbi (600)
English (500)Koch (500)
Odia (500)Rabha (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 61
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.40 % 
Christianity95.60 %(Evangelical: 80.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism1.62 % 
Islam0.40 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.03 % 
Unknown1.95 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1887-2003
New Testament:
1894-1987Audio
Complete Bible: 1924-1994
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Garo
 
 
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