Ghosi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Ghosi (Hindu traditions) 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 Ghosi name comes from the Sanskrit word ghush, which means "to shout." The reason for this is that the Ghosi are herdsmen who are noted for shouting as they herd their cattle. The raising of cattle for their milk has been the traditional work of the Ghosi for centuries, and it continues still today. They can be found in several north Indian states, most notably Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and West Bengal. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They still work mainly in agriculture, especially in the area of animal husbandry. Upon the death of the father, property goes to the sons except that women can keep her ornaments. The Ghosi are endogamous, meaning they prefer marriage within their group. They allow for divorce and remarriage. They have a council to settle disputes called the Jati Biradari Sabha.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus. Hindus tend to worship whatever god they believe will provide them with protection and aid.


What Are Their Needs?

Believers with skills in veterinarian medicine can meet an economic need for these herdsmen.


Prayer Points

Pray that the council leaders will put their faith in Him and lead others into a movement to Christ. Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation. Pray for faithful intercessors and workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Ghosi (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-28
People Name General Ghosi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Ghosi (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 340,000
Population all Countries 340,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Alternate Names घोसी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16828
ROP3 Code 112098
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 15
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
167,000
Odisha
152,000
Haryana
7,300
Jharkhand
4,200
Chhattisgarh
3,400
Assam
1,600
Andhra Pradesh
1,300
West Bengal
900
Delhi
700
Gujarat
600
Punjab
400
Rajasthan
200
Maharashtra
200
Chandigarh
100
Tripura
70
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 15
  Madhya Pradesh 167,000
  Odisha 152,000
  Haryana 7,300
  Jharkhand 4,200
  Chhattisgarh 3,400
  Assam 1,600
  Andhra Pradesh 1,300
  West Bengal 900
  Delhi 700
  Gujarat 600
  Punjab 400
  Rajasthan 200
  Maharashtra 200
  Chandigarh 100
  Tripura 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (146,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
119,000
Bundeli
7,900
Bengali
3,900
Chhattisgarhi
3,500
Kui
1,200
Assamese
900
Pengo
700
Malvi
600
Nimadi
500
Haryanvi
500
Kurux
400
Santhali
400
Desiya
400
Mundari: Bhumij
400
Bagheli
400
Primary Language Hindi (146,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia 119,000
  Bundeli 7,900
  Bengali 3,900
  Chhattisgarhi 3,500
  Kui 1,200
  Assamese 900
  Pengo 700
  Malvi 600
  Nimadi 500
  Haryanvi 500
  Kurux 400
  Santhali 400
  Desiya 400
  Mundari: Bhumij 400
  Bagheli 400
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
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
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.06 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.85 %
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