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Gondhali in India

Gondhali

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
69,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Gondhali in India

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Introduction / History
Traditionally, a large number of the Gondhali were oil-pressers. The Gondhali have seven clans (gotra), whose names are different than their surnames. Most live in Maharashtra, but some are in neighboring states.

What are their lives like?
Today, their primary occupation is farming, and some operate small businesses. Their women are highly proficient in sewing, embroidery and knitting. A Brahmin priest usually performs death rites.

What are their beliefs?
They are Hindus who worship Khandoba and Ellamma.

What are their needs?
In Maharashtra (the main home of the Gondhali people), Christians struggle with nominalism. Infighting and legal squabbles have crippled ministry and undermined witness to local unreached people groups like the Gondhali. Perhaps some of the Gondhali people will discover gospel recordings and videos on the internet.

Prayer Points
Pray they will be drawn to gospel radio and the JESUS Film, listen, and understand.

Pray the Gondhali people will encounter Christian believers who are real disciples of Jesus, people who live out their faith and are able to help the Gondhali also become disciples of Christ.

Pray for a movement to Christ among the Gondhali people that will bless all of Maharashtra.

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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:69,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (61,000)Karnataka (5,500)
Telangana (1,200)Gujarat (400)
Chhattisgarh (300)Goa (300)
Madhya Pradesh (300)Kerala (70)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gondhali
People Name General: Gondhali
Alternate People Names:
Chakkale ChattiyarChati
GadigaGanali
GandlaGhondali
GondaliGondaliga
GondhalliGongadikar
PachoraPichari
PichatiVanikavaisya
Vanniarगोंधली
ROP3 Code: 112074
Joshua Project People ID: 16810
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 69,000
Population all Countries: 69,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Gondhali
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (48,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Konkani (4,200)Kannada (3,600)
Telugu (1,000)Konkani, Goan (1,000)
Hindi (800)Chhattisgarhi (200)
Nimadi (10)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.73 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.27 % 
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: 1807-1957
New Testament:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Marathi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Marathi
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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