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Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) in India

Ghasiya (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
446,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.39 % Unknown   

Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) in India

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The traditional and primary occupation of the Ghasi has been scavenging and agricultural labor, but presently they are engaged in additional lines of work. Some are engaged in service, business, or as musicians. They are a Scheduled Caste. A largely Hinduized community, they worship their ancestors and clan and village deities. They prefer consulting a sorcerer rather than utilizing modern medical facilities. On account of their poor economic condition, the Ghasi do not encourage their children to study beyond primary school. Their literacy rate is low, probably below 30%.

Ministry Obstacles
The low literacy rate of the Ghasi suggests the need for the Gospel to come to them in oral form, as well as in written form.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for workers who know how to communicate using stories from scripture. The languages spoken by these people all have many good resources available, but workers are needed to take these to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A tiny handful of the Ghasi have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. These people need prayer support. Pray their faith will be protected and nurtured. They need encouragement, and they need teachers to help them.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray this poor community of low caste people will be able to gain skills to make them more employable. They very much need to raise their literacy rate. Pray that parents will see the importance of providing a good education for their children.

Scripture Focus
And he brought him outside and said, Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them. Then he said to him, So shall your offspring be. And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

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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:446,000
Largest States:
Jharkhand (151,000)Chhattisgarh (140,000)
Odisha (115,000)West Bengal (18,000)
Madhya Pradesh (8,400)Uttar Pradesh (5,900)
Andhra Pradesh (3,000)Maharashtra (2,000)
Uttarakhand (400)Bihar (400)
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People Name in Country: Ghasiya (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Ghasiya (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Boda GhasiChachandi
Chauhan RajputGhai
Lodha GhasiaraLodha-Ghasiyara
ROP3 Code: 112092
Joshua Project People ID: 16823
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 446,000
Population all Countries: 447,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Ghasiya (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (194,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Odia (104,000)Chhattisgarhi (99,000)
Bengali (21,000)Sadri (16,000)
Telugu (3,600)Magahi (1,600)
Bhojpuri (1,000)Bagheli (600)
Kui (500)Kurux (400)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 29
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.06 % 
Christianity0.39 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.51 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2012
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 (Global Recordings ...
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (Faith Comes By Hea ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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