Ganda in India

The Ganda 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.

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Moharia 28,000
Dhuria Unknown
Jetha Unknown
Kahar Unknown
Kanaugh Unknown
Kanker Unknown

Introduction / History

Vincey got married at 11 years of age. Among her community, the Ganda people of Orissa state, this is normal. Now she shares her time between raising children, caring for her husband and working with him in agriculture. Her husband also plays drums, another legacy of the Gandas. With these two trades, the pair will eke out a living and carry on the tradition of their Dalit community.

Vincey's cousin, Mangilal, became a follower of Christ, but he faced opposition almost immediately. No one would hire him to work on their farm. His family began to starve. Still, Mangilal held to his faith. Even when men dragged him into the street and beat him, he called on this Jesus. Vincey wonders what there is about Jesus that would give Mangilal such courage. He never had it before. She sees a change in his life: A cheerful and hopeful spirit and a caring attitude toward others. And she sees that even though he is a Dalit like she is, his believing friends accept him and love him. She wonders what would happen if she were to become a Christian too. Would her husband reject her? Would she starve? Would she be beaten like Mangilal? Would she find acceptance and respect among the other followers of Christ?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Ganda in India.

* Pray that hundreds of Gandas will see hope in Christ and turn to Him.
* Pray for God to move among Ganda leaders.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-26
People Name General Ganda
People Name in Country Ganda
World Population 1,260,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 25
Alternate Names Ahir; Gandi; Gara; Gare; Gond; Gond Gowala; Gorh; Gounr; Gour; Gowala; गंदा
People ID 19082
ROP3 Code 115336
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
653,000
Chhattisgarh
379,000
Uttar Pradesh
132,000
Uttarakhand
60,000
Jharkhand
12,000
Assam
3,800
West Bengal
3,300
Madhya Pradesh
1,200
Andhra Pradesh
800
Manipur
700
Delhi
700
Maharashtra
600
Tripura
100
Rajasthan
100
Nagaland
100
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 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Odisha 653,000
  Chhattisgarh 379,000
  Uttar Pradesh 132,000
  Uttarakhand 60,000
  Jharkhand 12,000
  Assam 3,800
  West Bengal 3,300
  Madhya Pradesh 1,200
  Andhra Pradesh 800
  Manipur 700
  Delhi 700
  Maharashtra 600
  Tripura 100
  Rajasthan 100
  Nagaland 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (618,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Hindi
354,000
Chhattisgarhi
277,000
Bengali
10,000
Garhwali
6,800
Assamese
3,400
Kui
600
Kurux
500
Gondi, Northern
400
Kuvi
300
Mundari
200
Bhatri
100
Koda
100
Telugu
50
Marathi
50
Primary Language Odia (618,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 354,000
  Chhattisgarhi 277,000
  Bengali 10,000
  Garhwali 6,800
  Assamese 3,400
  Kui 600
  Kurux 500
  Gondi, Northern 400
  Kuvi 300
  Mundari 200
  Bhatri 100
  Koda 100
  Telugu 50
  Marathi 50
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2014)
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 Oral Bible stories in Odia
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.36 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more