Garmatang in India

Joshua Project has identified the Garmatang only in India

Population

1,150

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The 1,000 Garmatang people of India’s western state of Gujarat consider themselves to be priests for certain other Dalit communities. Though they have been priests in the past, most of them are now agricultural laborers, wage laborers, or petty traders.


What are Their Lives Like?

They still practice child marriage. Most of the time their marriages are monogamous, and they prefer to marry cross-cousins. They sometimes have a bride price (where the groom’s family pays the bride’s family) or dowries (where the bride’s family pays the groom’s family). Under certain circumstances they allow for divorce. Divorced people are allowed to remarry.


What are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus worship their ancestors, but their principle deity is Ganapati or Ganesh. They also worship Rama, Krishna, Hanumanji, Sitla mat and other Hindu deities.


Prayer Points

* Pray that they will taste and see that the Lord is good in such a powerful way that they will forsake all other gods. There are many Christian resources in Gujarati, the Garmatang’s primary language.
* Pray that they will have easy access to Gujarati Bibles, films, and audio recordings.


People Name General Garmatang
People Name in Country Garmatang
Population in India 1,150
World Population 1,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Garmatang
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati (900) Kachchi (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 900 Kachchi 300
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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