Gantichore in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gantichore only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Where Are they Located?

The 4,500 Gantichore people live mainly in India's southern state of Karnataka.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Once known for being thieves and pick-pockets, today they are usually agricultural day laborers and petty trade. A few have acquired their own farming land.

Traditionally they had child marriages, but now they marry as adults. Marriages are negotiated between families, and the groom's family has to pay the bride's family a bride price. Part of the marriage celebration involves a huge wedding feast. The wedding itself takes place either at the groom's home or at a public place.

They are open to modern conveniences like medical care, using mass media tools, improved drinking water, and electricity. They have large families.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gantichore people cremate their dead, and dispose of the ashes in flowing water. They worship their ancestors every year. They are Hindus who focus much of their devotions on Tulaja Bhawani as a deity.

Prayer Points

Pray that they will give Jesus Christ their total devotion.

People Name General Gantichore
People Name in Country Gantichore
Population in India 4,600
World Population 4,600
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhampta, Canticore, Gantichores, Ghantichor, Kamati, Pathrot, Takari, Uchillian
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Gantichore
Ethnic Code CNN23a
People ID 16787
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (4,600) Goa (30)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (4,600) Goa (30)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kannada (4,500) Marathi (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 4,500 Marathi 40
For Primary Language: Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Kannada Film / Video
Kannada Bible stories Audio Recordings
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Kannada Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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