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Gokha (Hindu traditions) in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
238,000 Odia Hinduism 0.29 % Unknown   

Gokha (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Gokha are a scheduled caste who live in Orissa in India. They live in Balasore and other districts of that state. The word Gokha means cow eater. They speak Oriya mainly but some speak Hindi. They are not vegetarians and eat mutton, fish and eggs with rice as a cereal.

The Gokha do fishing mainly. The women sell the fish. Women are also involved in religious and social activities. Their literacy level though improved is low and so the gospel may need to be given in oral form too. They are poor and it is difficult for them to afford to send their children to school for further education.

The Gokha have sub-groups and there is marriage between some of these groups. They use traditional and modern medicines and family planning. Hinduism is their religion.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Gokha in their poverty come to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that their economic situation may improve.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to salvation.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:238,000
Largest States:
Odisha (233,000)West Bengal (3,200)
Chhattisgarh (600)Assam (500)
Jharkhand (300)Delhi (200)
Gujarat (50)Maharashtra (40)
Tripura (40)Andhra Pradesh (30)
Total States on file:10
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People Name in Country: Gokha (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Gokha (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Gokhodiaगोखा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112132
Joshua Project People ID: 16851
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 238,000
Population all Countries: 238,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Gokha (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25l
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Odia (220,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (10,000)Hindi (2,500)
Kurux (300)Ho (300)
Santhali: Karmali (100)Pengo (60)
Assamese (20)
Total Languages: 8
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.14 % 
Christianity0.29 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.57 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1811-1956
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1815-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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