Ghisadi in India

The Ghisadi 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

Little is known about the history of the Ghisadi people of India, except that they have existed in India for centuries.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Ghisadi people live in India’s western states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some are toolmakers. Life is hard in a parched land where farmers cannot raise crops. They travel in small vehicles looking for work. They marry within their clans. This is probably the reason for their longevity.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Ghisadi people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. 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 many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

Although audio, visual, and written Bible resources are available in Marathi, their spoken language, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and his provisional payment of the penalty for their sins.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Ghisadi in India.

* Pray for families of Ghisadi believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
* Pray for a chain reaction of Ghisadi families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
* Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Ghisadi society as all believers learn to love others.
* Pray that churches and believers will bless this entire people group in such a way that God’s love will change the Ghisadi people like yeast changes dough.


References

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolhapur/Ghisadi-families-migrate-400km-from-parched-Marathwada-to-Kolhapur-for-work/articleshow/48782642.cms
https://books.google.com/books?id=OmBjoAFMfjoC&pg=PA652&lpg=PA652&dq=Ghisadi+People+of+India&source=bl&ots=eFupyj1CdO&sig=ACfU3U3CytrQXBo6jRtF03aL1mAcrXJWEA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiMveLL1Z7iAhUHxlQKHS3CD48Q6AEwBXoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=Ghisadi%20People%20of%20India&f=false


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-21
People Name General Ghisadi
People Name in Country Ghisadi
World Population 19,000
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 Bail Kammara; Bailne Kombar; Baiti; Chitodi Lohar; Gadaulia Lohar; Gadavalia Lohar; Gadhi Lohar; Gadi; Ghaizade; Ghiradi; Kamara; Rajput Lohar; घिसादी
People ID 16826
ROP3 Code 112095
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 4
Largest States
Maharashtra
19,000
Karnataka
400
Telangana
80
Goa
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 4
  Maharashtra 19,000
  Karnataka 400
  Telangana 80
  Goa 40
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Marathi (11,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
6,300
Marwari
700
Mewari
500
Gujarati
200
Kannada
100
Ahirani
100
Konkani, Goan
20
Primary Language Marathi (11,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 6,300
  Marwari 700
  Mewari 500
  Gujarati 200
  Kannada 100
  Ahirani 100
  Konkani, Goan 20
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2015)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
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 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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