Gosain in Nepal


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Largest Religion
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Gusain comes from a Sanskrit word that means "teacher-disciple." They have high caste status, which is much more valuable in Hindu India and Nepal than it is in Muslim Bangladesh. They are much more numerous in Nepal, and especially India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

At one time they were landowning farmers, but most have found better economic prospects in urban centers.

They eat grain, lentils, vegetables and meat except beef.

Families usually arrange marriages. They have one spouse. Most marriages only involve adults. If the wife cannot have children, the husband is allowed to keep his wife and marry a second woman. Divorce is allowed in cases of adultery, cruelty and impotence. Divorcees and the bereaved are permitted to remarry.

Boys are educated, and the literacy level among girls is low. Sons inherit property, and the oldest son becomes leader of the family. Women are involved in social, religious and ritual matters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gosain lead religious activities for the Hindu community. By tradition, they have removed themselves from material pleasures, live by collecting alms and looking after temples. They worship the Hindu god, Shiva.


What Are Their Needs?

As it stands, they are devoted to a religious system. They need to give their devotion to Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords.


Prayer Points

Pray that Gosain people will see that their old systems of ethics and religion are not working, and that their only hope is in Jesus Christ.

Pray that intercessors worldwide will regularly pray for salvation of Gosain people.

Pray for Spirit-filled servants to disciple them, and plant churches among them.

Ask God to raise up entire families and communities until their culture is transformed to fully glorify God and represent His Kingdom here on earth.


Scripture Prayers for the Gosain in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gosain
People Name in Country Gosain
Pronunciation guh-SINE
Alternate Names Ajnasi; Aranya-Gharbhari; Atit; Baba; Bairagi; Ban; Bangali; Bawa; Bharadi; Bharati; Bharti; Daure Gosaviati; Gairagi; Gasain; Gasawi; Geria; Gharhari; Giria/Yati; Girigosavi; Girname; Gosai; Gosaib; Gosavi; Gosayi; Gossain; Goswami; Gussain; Kamphode; Mathkar; Nath Panthi Gosavi; Sanyasi; Saraswati-Parbat; Van; गोसाईं (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 2,000
Population all Countries 1,394,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16862
ROP3 Code 112144
ROP25 Code 302777
ROP25 Name Gosain
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Mahakali
700
Kosi
300
Seti
300
Bagmati
300
Lumbini
300
Bheri
100
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 6
  Mahakali 700
  Kosi 300
  Seti 300
  Bagmati 300
  Lumbini 300
  Bheri 100
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 Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Maithili (500 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Dotyali
300
Awadhi
300
Kumaoni
200
Bhojpuri
200
Hindi
100
Nepali
80
Primary Language Maithili (500 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Dotyali 300
  Awadhi 300
  Kumaoni 200
  Bhojpuri 200
  Hindi 100
  Nepali 80
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
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Text / Printed Matter The Ancient Path Live Global
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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