Gandhila in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gandhila only in India

Population

5,920

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


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.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Gandhila
People Name in Country Gandhila
ROP3 Code 112073
Joshua Project People ID 16809
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 5,920
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Gandola, Gandwal, Gangwa, Gondola,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 3,862 Hindi 1,993 Haryanvi 80 Garhwali 40
Pashto, Northern 25 Bilaspuri 10 Kangri 10 Mandeali 1
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Gandhila
Ethnic Code CNN25n
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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