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Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) in India

Ghanchi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
114,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.05 % Unknown   

Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Ghanchi name has to do with oil pressing which is their traditional work. They belong to the Kshatriya caste.

Divorce and marrying again are allowed. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals. They do trading and some press and sell oil. A community council looks after them to settle disagreements.

In Gujarat the Ghanchi speak, read and write in Gujarati. Wheat and rice are eaten by them as cereals. They bury the dead. Many work as laborers and in business.

What are their lives like?
"These people are descendants of King Siddhraj of Patan, "King Jaysingh Solanki", and their relatives are recognized by the Kshatriya (ghanchi) caste at present and founder of Kshatriya (Ghanchi) society Raja Jai Singh Under the leadership of Bhai Kumarpal Singh and Velasinh Bhati, Sardar of 189 Kshatriya (Rajput) tribes." (Wikipedia)

What are their needs?
They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Ghanchi will be attracted to Jesus, read the Bible and give their lives to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to salvation.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999 (March 4, 2018. 13:34)

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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:114,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (89,000)Maharashtra (12,000)
Rajasthan (10,000)Daman and Diu (1,400)
Tamil Nadu (600)Madhya Pradesh (400)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (400)Delhi (200)
Karnataka (100)Telangana (70)
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People Name in Country: Ghanchi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Ghanchi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Wansfodaघनची (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112090
Joshua Project People ID: 16821
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 114,000
Population all Countries: 116,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Ghanchi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (92,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (10,000)Mewari (2,600)
Marwari (2,400)Khandesi (2,400)
Marathi (1,800)Ahirani (500)
Wagdi (400)Saurashtra (300)
Dhundari (200)Konkani (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 12
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.73 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.22 % 
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 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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