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Gangai in India


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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
The Gangai of Nepal live mostly in the Jhapa and Morang regions. They have flat noses, rough curly hair, ordinary faces and wheatish complexions. The Morang Gangai speak Mathili while the Gangai of Jhapa speak Rajbanshi. They say they have their own language too and are trying very hard to keep it going. They have a different style of clothing to others.

What are their lives like?
They are living in joint families (many generations living under the same roof). They celebrate their festivals, for example the Amati festival.

There are two sections of the Gangai which are Babu and Besaram. The Babu eat pork but the Besaram do not. The Gangai work as farmers. They are divided into another seven sub groups. Four of them live in Nepal and these are the Pal, Sharma, Kumhar and Mandal.

What are their beliefs?
The Gangai are Hindus by religion. They worship the gods Mahabir and Thakur. These are their ancestor gods.

Prayer Points
* Pray that main members of the Gangai families become Christians and then lead the other family members to Jesus Christ.


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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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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gangai
People Name General: Gangai
Alternate People Names:
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
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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:
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 (
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met (
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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Gangai in India

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People Cluster
    Hindi     South Asia    
      Gangai India    
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            Gangai in India          
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