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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
135,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.05 % Unknown   

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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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:135,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (104,000)Maharashtra (14,000)
Rajasthan (12,000)Daman and Diu (1,600)
Tamil Nadu (600)Madhya Pradesh (500)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (400)Delhi (200)
Karnataka (100)Telangana (80)
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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: 135,000
Population all Countries: 138,000
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: 1823-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
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 Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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