Gandhila in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gandhila only in India
Population
7,300
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

They claim to have Rajput status, but actually they are scheduled castes, meaning that they have low status. Gandhila women work mainly at home, but they have been known to help their husbands with their work. Traditionally they were broom makers, paper toy-makers, and donkey traders, though today most work as agricultural laborers.

This is a community that is moving into the modern world in many ways. They take advantage of modern conveniences like medical care, immunizations, mass media, and electricity. Almost all of these Hindus speak Punjabi, a major language that has many Christian resources including a New Testament, the JESUS Film, and gospel recordings.


Where Are they Located?

The 6,000 Gandhila people live mostly in India's Punjab and Haryana states.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are a Hindu people who celebrate Hindu festivals, hold Hindu weddings, and worship Hindu gods. On the eve of the Hindu Diwali festival, the Gandhila people worship their ancestors.


Prayer Points

Pray that evangelistic materials will become widely available to them, and they will be open to embracing Christ as their only lord.


People Name General Gandhila
People Name in Country Gandhila
Population in India 7,300
World Population 7,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gandil, Gandol, Gandola, Gandwal, Gangwa, Gondola, Gondula
People ID 16809
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 6
Punjab (5,300) Uttar Pradesh (900) Haryana (600) Uttarakhand (400)
Himachal Pradesh (50) Chandigarh (30)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 6
Punjab (5,300) Uttar Pradesh (900)
Haryana (600) Uttarakhand (400)
Himachal Pradesh (50) Chandigarh (30)

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Primary Language: Panjabi, Eastern (4,900 speakers)
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (2,000) Haryanvi (70) Garhwali (40) Bilaspuri
Pashto, Northern Kangri Mandeali
Primary Language: Panjabi, Eastern (4,900 speakers)
Language Code: pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (2,000) Haryanvi (70)
Garhwali (40) Bilaspuri (10)
Pashto, Northern (10) Kangri (10)
Mandeali (0)
For Primary Language: Panjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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