Garo (A-chik Mande) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Momin 39,000
Areng 38,000
Sangma 38,000
Murin 36,000
Shira 36,000
Marak 2,200

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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.


Scripture Prayers for the Garo (A-chik Mande) in India.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Garo (A-chik Mande)
People Name in Country Garo (A-chik Mande)
Population this Country 1,299,000
Population all Countries 1,397,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Achik; Garrow; Mande; Mandi; गरो
People ID 11826
ROP3 Code 103233
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
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
70
Manipur
60
Himachal Pradesh
10
Chandigarh
10
Punjab
10
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  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 70
  Manipur 60
  Himachal Pradesh 10
  Chandigarh 10
  Punjab 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Garo (990,000 speakers)
Language Code grt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 61
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
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
Boro
200
Nepali
200
Pnar
200
Adi
100
Mizo
100
Primary Language Garo (990,000 speakers)
Language Code grt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 61
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  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
  Boro 200
  Nepali 200
  Pnar 200
  Adi 100
  Mizo 100
People Groups Speaking Garo

Primary Language:  Garo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1887-2003)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1894-1987)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1924-1994)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Garo Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Garo Literacy & Evangelism International
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.40 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
95.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
1.62 %
Islam
0.40 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
1.95 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Ramesh Lalwani - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more