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Garo (A-chik Mande) in India

Garo (A-chik Mande)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,299,000 Garo Christianity 95.60 % Unknown   

Garo (A-chik Mande) in India

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Introduction / History
The Garo are a scheduled tribe in Meghalaya in India. They speak Garo. They eat pork and beef and for a cereal they eat rice. Women help with agriculture and property follows the female lineage but men are in charge of it. Cultivation is the main work of the Garo there.

In Assam, the Garo speak Garo and Assamese. In Nagaland they speak Nagamese and read and write in Roman. In Tripura they speak Bengali and Kakbarak. In West Bengal they read and write Bengali.

Most of the Garo are Christian. Most work in agriculture.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Garo Christians give the gospel message to non-Christians in India.
Pray that they are protected.

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:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,299,000
Largest States:
Meghalaya (1,081,000)Assam (185,000)
Tripura (15,000)Nagaland (2,800)
West Bengal (2,700)Mizoram (900)
Arunachal Pradesh (800)Delhi (300)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (70)Manipur (60)
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People Name in Country: Garo (A-chik Mande)
People Name General: Garo (A-chik Mande)
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103233
Joshua Project People ID: 11826
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,299,000
Population all Countries: 1,397,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Garo (A-chik Mande)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Garo (990,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): grt    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Assamese (63,000)Bengali (9,300)
Khasi (5,300)Hindi (2,500)
Kok Borok (900)Amri Karbi (600)
English (500)Koch (500)
Odia (500)Rabha (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 61
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.40 % 
Christianity95.60 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism1.62 % 
Islam0.40 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.03 % 
Unknown1.95 % 
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]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1887-2003
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1924-1994
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
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Garo
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Garo
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