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Gangai in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,600 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Gangai in India

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Introduction / History
Gangai people are divided into seven sub groups. Four of these live in Nepal.

Where are they located?
angai people live in northeast India and Nepal.

What are their lives like?
Gangai are traditionally potters, but today most are farmers and weavers. Their clothing is different from surrounding people.
They live in joint families (many generations living under the same roof). Equal shares of parental property are inherited by all the sons.

A Maithili Brahmin is engaged to officiate at their marriage rituals.

Gangai have their own community council (called a panchayat), and minor disputes are settled by this council. Punishments include social boycott and a cash fine.

What are their beliefs?
Gangai people are Hindu by religion, though a small number are Buddhists. They also worship ancestral gods as well as village and household deities.

What are their needs?
Gangai people in India speak Nepali. Bible resources exist in Nepali, but Gangai people remain unreached. Who will bring resources to them?
Their worship of many gods might fill an emotional need, but it cannot touch their genuine spiritual need.

Prayer Points
Pray that main members of the Gangai families become followers of Christ and then
lead the other family members to the Savior.
Pray that Gangai people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them, and false deities that weigh them down, causing them to live in fear and misery.
Pray that the Holy Spirit of the one true God will enable them to experience His full
payment of the penalty for their sins.


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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:5,600
Largest States:
West Bengal (3,500)Assam (1,500)
Bihar (400)Uttarakhand (30)
Madhya Pradesh (20)Meghalaya (20)
Uttar Pradesh (20)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gangai
People Name General: Gangai
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112120
Joshua Project People ID: 16839
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,600
Population all Countries: 50,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Gangai
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nepali (3,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Maithili (600)Assamese (100)
Bengali (30)
Total Languages: 4
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.20 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.80 % 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1850-1961
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1914-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoNew Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Nepali
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Nepali
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Gangai in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Gangai India    
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            Gangai in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Nepali  
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