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Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) in India

Ghasiya (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
526,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.39 % Unknown   

Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The traditional and primary occupation of the Ghasiya has been scavenging and agricultural labor. They are a scheduled caste, so they have low status.

What are their lives like?
Presently they are engaged in service, business or as musicians. On account of their poor economic condition, the Ghasiya do not encourage their children to study beyond primary school. Their literacy rate is low, probably below 30%.

What are their beliefs?
A largely Hinduized community, they worship their ancestors and clan and village deities. They prefer consulting a sorcerer rather than utilizing modern medical facilities.

What are their needs?
The Ghasiya people need to accept education so they can adjust to the 21st century.

Prayer Points
Pray for workers who know how to communicate using stories from scripture.

Pray for the faith of Ghasiya Christian believers to be protected and nurtured.

Pray for Indian Christian believers to begin a Christward movement among the Ghasiya that involves discipleship.

Pray this poor community of low caste people will be able to gain skills to make them more employable.

Pray that parents will see the importance of providing a good education for their children.

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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:526,000
Largest States:
Jharkhand (177,000)Chhattisgarh (164,000)
Odisha (135,000)West Bengal (21,000)
Madhya Pradesh (9,900)Uttar Pradesh (6,900)
Andhra Pradesh (3,500)Maharashtra (2,400)
Uttarakhand (500)Bihar (400)
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People Name in Country: Ghasiya (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Ghasiya (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Boda GhasiChachandi
Chauhan RajputGhai
Lodha GhasiaraLodha-Ghasiyara
ROP3 Code: 112092
Joshua Project People ID: 16823
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 526,000
Population all Countries: 528,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Ghasiya (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (194,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Odia (104,000)Chhattisgarhi (99,000)
Bengali (21,000)Sadri (16,000)
Telugu (3,600)Magahi (1,600)
Bhojpuri (1,000)Bagheli (600)
Kui (500)Desiya (400)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 30
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.06 % 
Christianity0.39 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.51 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
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
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
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 audio Bible app as APK file
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Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
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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