Gandla in India

The Gandla 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.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Telikula 11,000

Introduction / History

The Gandla people live in Andhra Pradesh. They speak, read and write in Telugu.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Selling household and decorative items is their main work. The Gandla who live in towns and cities tend to be in business. Their literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be presented in oral forms. They have a council to look after their needs. The Gandla have cross-cousin marriages. They allow for divorce and remarriage. Unlike most Hindus they bury their dead. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming the new head of the household.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gandla people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to put their trust in Jesus Christ, the one who offers them life to the full.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Gandla in India.

* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and open the doors for a disciple making movement. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will become easily available to them. * Pray for faithful intercessors and workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-08-31
People Name General Gandla
People Name in Country Gandla
Population this Country 74,000
Population all Countries 74,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chakkan; Gandalla; Gandhali; Gandhalla; Gandli; Ganiga; Ganika; Ganugavandlu; Garpagari; Onteddu; Poosala; Poosala Balija; Rendeddula; Saduchetti; Telikula; Tilikula; गंदला
People ID 16812
ROP3 Code 112077
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 10
Largest States
Karnataka
21,000
Tamil Nadu
18,000
Odisha
15,000
Andhra Pradesh
8,600
Maharashtra
6,000
Kerala
5,200
Telangana
400
West Bengal
200
Chhattisgarh
90
Puducherry
40
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 10
  Karnataka 21,000
  Tamil Nadu 18,000
  Odisha 15,000
  Andhra Pradesh 8,600
  Maharashtra 6,000
  Kerala 5,200
  Telangana 400
  West Bengal 200
  Chhattisgarh 90
  Puducherry 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (37,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Tulu
12,000
Kannada
6,800
Odia
5,400
Marathi
3,600
Malayalam
2,500
Konkani
1,600
Konkani, Goan
1,600
Tamil
1,300
Hindi
1,000
Kurux
700
Kodava
600
Kui
20
Primary Language Telugu (37,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Tulu 12,000
  Kannada 6,800
  Odia 5,400
  Marathi 3,600
  Malayalam 2,500
  Konkani 1,600
  Konkani, Goan 1,600
  Tamil 1,300
  Hindi 1,000
  Kurux 700
  Kodava 600
  Kui 20
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Story
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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