Gosangi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Gosangi (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 Gosangi community has been known to be caretakers of cattle and collectors of white milk. Traditionally they were village servants who maintained water ponds and tanks. Those who have a good education are now teachers, bank managers, police officers, or agricultural administrators. Sometimes their children work for pay.

In earlier days, they practiced child marriages, but now only adults marry around 18-20 years of age. The rules of whom can marry who is regulated by community rules. Women contribute to the family income, participate in economic activities, and they are given decision-making powers within the family.

This community probably has higher status than many scheduled castes since they are given free access to all public places like schools, Hindu temples, and roads.


Where Are they Located?

Most Gosangi live in Andhra Pradesh, while some of them have migrated to India's major cities, such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and many others. Some others have migrated to Malaysia, Singapore or the Gulf Arab states, and a very few of them have decided to study in Europe, North America or Australia. The children of Gosangi people who are born outside India might not be aware that they are Gosangi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Traditionally, most of them are dairy farmers, while those who are educated become teachers, lecturers, police officers or soldiers. Some of them, especially the women, have became domestic workers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gosangi community has a good chance of hearing the gospel. There are Christians among them. They listen to the radio, visit movie theaters, and watch TV. They speak Telegu, a language which has Christian materials available for all of these forms of media.


Prayer Points

Pray for these materials to become readily available to the Gosangi people.
Pray that Gosangi believers will introduce their Hindu neighbors to the King of kings.


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


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-11-22
People Name General Gosangi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Gosangi (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 36,000
Population all Countries 36,000
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 Gosangiwar; Gosangollu; Gosika; Gosikallu; Gosikollu; गोसांगी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16863
ROP3 Code 112145
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 9
Largest States
Telangana
27,000
Tamil Nadu
4,400
Karnataka
2,300
Odisha
1,900
Maharashtra
200
Andhra Pradesh
50
Kerala
30
Goa
30
Puducherry
20
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 9
  Telangana 27,000
  Tamil Nadu 4,400
  Karnataka 2,300
  Odisha 1,900
  Maharashtra 200
  Andhra Pradesh 50
  Kerala 30
  Goa 30
  Puducherry 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (27,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Kannada
2,500
Odia
800
Tamil
600
Marathi
80
Malayalam
20
Primary Language Telugu (27,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 2,500
  Odia 800
  Tamil 600
  Marathi 80
  Malayalam 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  (1854-2022)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Story Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.14 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
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 Global Prayer Digest  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more