Gantichore in India

The Gantichore have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Gantichore people live mainly in India's southern state of Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Once known for being thieves and pickpockets, today the Gantichore are usually agricultural day laborers and petty trade. A few have acquired their own farming land.

Traditionally they had child marriages, but now they marry as adults. Marriages are negotiated between families, and the groom's family has to pay the bride's family a bride price. Part of the marriage celebration involves a huge wedding feast. The wedding itself takes place either at the groom's home or at a public place. The Gantichore have large families.

They are open to modern conveniences like medical care, using mass media tools, improved drinking water, and electricity.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gantichore people cremate their dead and dispose of the ashes in flowing water. They worship their ancestors every year. They are Hindus who focus much of their devotions on Tulaja Bhawani as a deity.


What Are Their Needs?

The Gantichore people need to allow Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to transform their families and villages.


Prayer Points

Pray that they will give Jesus Christ their total devotion.

Pray the Gantichore would no longer be hidden away from the influence of Christ.

Ask God to raise up Gantichore who are more desirous to know the truth than to stay on the broad road to death.

Ask God to send loving, committed workers to the Gantichore in the near future.


Scripture Prayers for the Gantichore in India.


References

https://www.matchfinder.in/matrimonial/gantichore-matrimony


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gantichore
People Name in Country Gantichore
Alternate Names Bhampta; Canticore; Gantichores; Ghantichor; Kamati; Pathrot; Takari; Uchillian; गणतिचोरे
Population this Country 5,900
Population all Countries 5,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16787
ROP3 Code 112049
ROP25 Code 302567
ROP25 Name Gantichore
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Karnataka
5,900
Goa
40
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Karnataka 5,900
  Goa 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Kannada (4,900 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Marathi
90
Primary Language Kannada (4,900 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 90
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-2023)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2023)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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