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Ghanchi (Muslim traditions) in India

Ghanchi (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
126,000 Gujarati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Ghanchi (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Ghanchi (aka. Gaanchi) people by tradition manufacture cooking oil. They came with the Mongols when they invaded to supply oil for the army. They later came to live in Gujarat.

Where are they located?
Ghanchi people live in Gujarat, Mumbai, and Rajasthan in India.

What are their lives like?
In Rajasthan, the Ghanchi name supposedly came from "ghanch" meaning a traditional oil pressing machine. They get the cooking oil from seeds. Many work in oil pressing and agriculture. Many have become businessmen and work in transportation. Some have moved to Mumbai where there are more job opportunities.
Ghanchi Muslims are a close community, marrying near relatives.

They speak Urdu and Hindi. In Mumbai the Kadiwal Muslim Ghanchi Community Hall helps the Ghanchi community to come together. They have a caste association for the entire state.

What are their beliefs?
The Ghanchi are Sunni Muslims.

What are their needs?
The greatest need of the Ghanchi people is to know the one true God who loves them and paid the full penalty for all their sins.
Audio and visual Bible resources exist in the Urdu and Hindi languages. Someone needs to reach Ganchi people with these resources.

Prayer Points
* Please pray that believers will go to the Ghanchi Muslim people in friendship and love and earn the privilege to give them the gospel message.
* Pray that existing Indian churches will produce many disciples among Ghanchi people.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement to emerge among this community.

References
kadiwalghanchimumbai.org
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghanchi_Muslim

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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:126,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (99,000)Maharashtra (26,000)
Rajasthan (1,000)Daman and Diu (30)
Total States on file:4
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ghanchi (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Ghanchi (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
GanchaGarancha
GhainshiTeli
Wansfodaघनची (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112961
Joshua Project People ID: 17539
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 126,000
Population all Countries: 126,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Other
People Name General: Ghanchi (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (93,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (28,000)Kacchi (500)
Marathi (500)Mewari (300)
Merwari (80)Marwari (70)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1809-1965
New Testament:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
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: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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