Ghogia in India

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

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Ghogia people were weavers. They once were shunned by other communities for their low status, even having to find separate water sources. They weren't given adequate education.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though these traditional weavers have lost their livelihood to factories, most are living better than they did before India's independence in 1947. Many are able to make a living off of the land the Indian government has given them. Some are acquiring good education and government jobs. They are not separated from other communities like they were in the past.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Ghogia 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.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

There is no spiritual progress among these people. They are still worshiping a myriad of Hindu gods and goddesses. Though they are not separated from others, they are separated from the One True God.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Ghogia people will have access to the good news of Jesus Christ and be raised up spiritually.

Pray that they will accept him and truly become messengers and disciples of Christ.

Pray for loving ambassadors of Christ to go to the Ghogia people.

Pray for abundant blessings of the Ghogia through a new allegiance to the Lord.


Scripture Prayers for the Ghogia in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-16
People Name General Ghogia
People Name in Country Ghogia
Population this Country 1,000
Population all Countries 1,000
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 Belai; Gouda Ghogia; घोगिया
People ID 16827
ROP3 Code 112097
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)
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 1
  Odisha 1,000
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 Odia (1,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Odia (1,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Odia
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more