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Gandhila in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,300 Punjabi, Eastern Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Gandhila in India

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Introduction / History
They claim to have Rajput status, but actually they are scheduled castes, meaning that they have low status. Gandhila women work mainly at home, but they have been known to help their husbands with their work. Traditionally they were broom makers, paper toy-makers, and donkey traders, though today most work as agricultural laborers.

This is a community that is moving into the modern world in many ways. They take advantage of modern conveniences like medical care, immunizations, mass media, and electricity. Almost all of these Hindus speak Punjabi, a major language that has many Christian resources including a New Testament, the JESUS Film, and gospel recordings.

Where are they located?
The 6,000 Gandhila people live mostly in India's Punjab and Haryana states.

What are their beliefs?
They are a Hindu people who celebrate Hindu festivals, hold Hindu weddings, and worship Hindu gods. On the eve of the Hindu Diwali festival, the Gandhila people worship their ancestors.

Prayer Points
Pray that evangelistic materials will become widely available to them, and they will be open to embracing Christ as their only lord.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:7,300
Largest States:
Punjab (5,300)Uttar Pradesh (900)
Haryana (700)Uttarakhand (400)
Himachal Pradesh (50)Chandigarh (30)
Total States on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gandhila
People Name General: Gandhila
Alternate People Names:
GandilGandol
GandolaGandwal
GangwaGondola
Gondulaगाँधिला
ROP3 Code: 112073
Joshua Project People ID: 16809
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,300
Population all Countries: 7,300
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Gandhila
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (5,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (2,000)Haryanvi (70)
Garhwali (40)Bilaspuri (10)
Kangri (Unknown)Pashto, Northern (Unknown)
Mandeali (Unknown)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.85 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small2.15 % 
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
1815-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1959-2002
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 RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Gandhila in India

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