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Ghisadi in India

Ghisadi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
23,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Ghisadi in India

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Introduction / History
Little is known about the history of the Ghisadi people of India, except that they have existed in India for centuries.

Where are they located?
The Hindu Ghisadi people live in India's western states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

What are their lives like?
Some are toolmakers. Life is hard in a parched land where farmers cannot raise crops. They travel in small vehicles looking for work. They marry within their clans. This is probably the reason for their longevity.

What are their beliefs?
The Ghisadi people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

What are their needs?
Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Marathi, their spoken language, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and his provisional payment of the penalty for their sins.

Prayer Points
Pray for families of Ghisadi believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
Pray for a chain reaction of Ghisadi families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Ghisadi society as all believers learn to love others.
Pray that churches and believers will bless this entire people group in such a way that God's love will change the Ghisadi people like yeast changes dough.

References
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolhapur/Ghisadi-families-migrate-400km-from-parched-Marathwada-to-Kolhapur-for-work/articleshow/48782642.cms
https://books.google.com/books?id=OmBjoAFMfjoC&pg=PA652&lpg=PA652&dq=Ghisadi+People+of+India&source=bl&ots=eFupyj1CdO&sig=ACfU3U3CytrQXBo6jRtF03aL1mAcrXJWEA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiMveLL1Z7iAhUHxlQKHS3CD48Q6AEwBXoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=Ghisadi%20People%20of%20India&f=false

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-21
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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:23,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (22,000)Karnataka (500)
Telangana (100)Goa (50)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ghisadi
People Name General: Ghisadi
Alternate People Names:
Bail KammaraBailne Kombar
BaitiChitodi Lohar
Gadaulia LoharGadavalia Lohar
Gadhi LoharGadi
GhaizadeGhiradi
KamaraRajput Lohar
घिसादी
ROP3 Code: 112095
Joshua Project People ID: 16826
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 23,000
Population all Countries: 23,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Ghisadi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (6,100)Marwari (700)
Mewari (500)Gujarati (200)
Kannada (100)Ahirani (100)
Konkani, Goan (20)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
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 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
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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 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
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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