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Gangai in India

Gangai

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,700 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Gangai in India

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Introduction / History
Gangai people are divided into seven sub groups. Four of these live in Nepal.

Where are they located?
angai people live in northeast India and Nepal.

What are their lives like?
Gangai are traditionally potters, but today most are farmers and weavers. Their clothing is different from surrounding people.
They live in joint families (many generations living under the same roof). Equal shares of parental property are inherited by all the sons.

A Maithili Brahmin is engaged to officiate at their marriage rituals.

Gangai have their own community council (called a panchayat), and minor disputes are settled by this council. Punishments include social boycott and a cash fine.

What are their beliefs?
Gangai people are Hindu by religion, though a small number are Buddhists. They also worship ancestral gods as well as village and household deities.

What are their needs?
Gangai people in India speak Nepali. Bible resources exist in Nepali, but Gangai people remain unreached. Who will bring resources to them?
Their worship of many gods might fill an emotional need, but it cannot touch their genuine spiritual need.

Prayer Points
* Pray that main members of the Gangai families become followers of Christ and then
lead the other family members to the Savior.
* Pray that Gangai people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them, and false deities that weigh them down, causing them to live in fear and misery.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit of the one true God will enable them to experience His full
payment of the penalty for their sins.

References
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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:4,700
Largest States:
West Bengal (3,000)Assam (1,300)
Bihar (400)Uttarakhand (30)
Madhya Pradesh (20)Meghalaya (20)
Uttar Pradesh (20)
Total States on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gangai
People Name General: Gangai
Alternate People Names:
AchikMande
Nageshगंगाई
ROP3 Code: 112120
Joshua Project People ID: 16839
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,700
Population all Countries: 42,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Gangai
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nepali (3,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Maithili (600)Assamese (100)
Bengali (30)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.20 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.80 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
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]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1850-1961
New Testament:
1821-2010Audio
Complete Bible: 1914-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoNew Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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