Garo in India

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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Garo
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,094,000
World Population: 1,221,800
Primary Language: Garo
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 95.60 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Garo are a scheduled tribe in Meghalaya in India. They speak Garo. They eat pork and beef and for a cereal they eat rice. Women help with agriculture and property follows the female lineage but men are in charge of it. Cultivation is the main work of the Garo there.

In Assam, the Garo speak Garo and Assamese. In Nagaland they speak Nagamese and read and write in Roman. In Tripura they speak Bengali and Kakbarak. In West Bengal they read and write Bengali.

Most of the Garo are Christian. Most work in agriculture.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Garo Christians give the gospel message to non-Christians in India.
* Pray that they are protected.

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