Nagawasi Gond in India

The Gond Nagawasi 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 Gond Nagwanshi are a scheduled tribe. They live in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states. They speak Chhattisgarh and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Nagwanshi Gond work in agriculture and cultivation. Their education level is low as few children go to school, so the gospel will need to be given in oral forms. They prefer to use traditional medicines. The Nagwanshi Gond have adult marriages and prefer cross-cousin marriages. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son having the most. The dead are buried, which is unusual for Hindus. They have a local association to look after their needs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Nagwanshi Gond 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?

The Nagwanshi Gond people need to put all their faith in Jesus Christ, the one who came to give abundant life to all who call on His name.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Gond Nagawasi in India.

* Pray that the association leaders open the doors for their people to embrace and follow Jesus Christ. * Pray for a disciple making movement among them this decade. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead many to salvation.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Gond Nagawasi
People Name in Country Gond Nagawasi
Natural Name Nagawasi Gond
Population this Country 152,000
Population all Countries 152,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Nagbansi; Nagvanshi; Nagwanshi; Nagwansi; Naikpod; Nayakpod; गोंद नागवासी
People ID 21034
ROP3 Code 117884
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 2
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
115,000
Chhattisgarh
37,000
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 2
  Madhya Pradesh 115,000
  Chhattisgarh 37,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (82,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Gondi, Northern
45,000
Chhattisgarhi
20,000
Marathi
2,000
Telugu
600
Halbi
400
Odia
300
Bhatri
200
Sadri, Oraon
200
Duruwa
200
Gujarati
70
Korwa
50
Korku
20
Bhili
Primary Language Hindi (82,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Gondi, Northern 45,000
  Chhattisgarhi 20,000
  Marathi 2,000
  Telugu 600
  Halbi 400
  Odia 300
  Bhatri 200
  Sadri, Oraon 200
  Duruwa 200
  Gujarati 70
  Korwa 50
  Korku 20
  Bhili 10
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  (1835-2012)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.51 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
90.25 %
Islam
0.10 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
9.14 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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


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