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Gosangi (Hindu traditions) in India

Gosangi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
32,000 Telugu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Gosangi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Gosangi community has been known to be caretakers of cattle and collectors of white milk. Traditionally they were village servants who maintained water ponds and tanks. Those who have a good education are now teachers, bank managers, police officers, or agricultural administrators. Sometimes their children work for pay.

In earlier days, they practiced child marriages, but now only adults marry around 18-20 years of age. The rules of whom can marry who is regulated by community rules. Women contribute to the family income, participate in economic activities, and they are given decision-making powers within the family.

This community probably has higher status than many scheduled castes since they are given free access to all public places like schools, Hindu temples, and roads.

Where are they located?
Most Gosangi live in Andhra Pradesh, while some of them have migrated to India's major cities, such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and many others. Some others have migrated to Malaysia, Singapore or the Gulf Arab states, and a very few of them have decided to study in Europe, North America or Australia. The children of Gosangi people who are born outside India might not be aware that they are Gosangi.

What are their lives like?
Traditionally, most of them are dairy farmers, while those who are educated become teachers, lecturers, police officers or soldiers. Some of them, especially the women, have became domestic workers.

What are their beliefs?
The Gosangi community has a good chance of hearing the gospel. There are Christians among them. They listen to the radio, visit movie theaters, and watch TV. They speak Telegu, a language which has Christian materials available for all of these forms of media.

Prayer Points
* Pray for these materials to become readily available to the Gosangi people.
* Pray that Gosangi believers will introduce their Hindu neighbors to the King of kings.

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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:32,000
Largest States:
Telangana (24,000)Tamil Nadu (3,800)
Karnataka (2,300)Odisha (1,700)
Maharashtra (100)Andhra Pradesh (50)
Goa (30)Kerala (30)
Puducherry (20)
Total States on file:10
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gosangi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Gosangi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
GosangiwarGosangollu
GosikaGosikallu
Gosikolluगोसांगी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112145
Joshua Project People ID: 16863
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 32,000
Population all Countries: 32,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Gosangi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (28,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (2,600)Odia (800)
Tamil (600)Marathi (80)
Malayalam (20)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.65 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.35 % 
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: 1812-1966
New Testament:
1818-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-2002
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Pearl of Great Price
Film / VideoThe Story
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: తెలుగు - Telugu
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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