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Ghirth (Hindu traditions) in India

Ghirth (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
136,000 Mandeali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Ghirth (Hindu traditions) in India

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The name Ghirath refers to the traditional occupation of agriculture and animal husbandry, for which this community is well known. Marriage rituals are performed by a Brahmin according to Vedic rites, and the bride and groom circle the sacred fire or a pomegranate or fig tree.

Ministry Obstacles
The Ghirath community speaks a number of languages, as most castes do. Separate church planting projects may be needed for each language group.

Outreach Ideas
Workers are needed to minister to these people using oral means as well as with the written Word.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for Ghirath followers of Jesus to be effective in demonstrating how Jesus blesses and heals families and communities. Pray for these believers, that they will understand clearly how to know and follow Christ, and be faithful in his service.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Ghirath community will be able to care properly for their families, for peace with their neighbors, and for good schools for their children.

Scripture Focus
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-27
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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:136,000
Largest States:
Himachal Pradesh (130,000)Punjab (4,100)
Jammu and Kashmir (1,400)Delhi (800)
Haryana (200)Chandigarh (200)
Maharashtra (100)
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People Name in Country: Ghirth (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Ghirth (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Singiwalaघिरथ (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112094
Joshua Project People ID: 16825
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 136,000
Population all Countries: 136,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Ghirth (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mandeali (49,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mjl    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kangri (40,000)Hindi (19,000)
Punjabi, Eastern (13,000)Pahari, Kullu (10,000)
Bilaspuri (1,800)Dogri (1,300)
Pahari, Mahasu (1,000)Kashmiri (100)
Chambeali (100)Sindhi (80)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1970
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsOral Bible stories in Mandeali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mandeali
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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Ghirth (Hindu traditions) in India

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      Ghirth (Hindu traditions) India    
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