Gondhali in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gondhali only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



Traditionally, a large number of the Gondhali were oil-pressers. Today, their primary occupation is farming, and some operate small businesses. The Gondhali have seven clans (gotra), whose names are different than their surnames. Their women are highly proficient in sewing, embroidery and knitting. A Brahman priest usually performs death rites. They worship Khandoba and Ellamma.

Ministry Obstacles

In Maharashtra (the main home of the Gondhali people), Christians struggle with nominalism. Infighting and legal squabbles have crippled ministry and undermined witness. These issues do not provide an attractive testimony to communities such as the Gondhali.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps some of the Gondhali people will discover Gospel recordings and videos on the internet. Pray they will be drawn to these, will listen and view, and understand.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Gondhali have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India, but please pray for those who will soon make a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Gondhali people will encounter Christians who are real disciples of Jesus, people who live out their faith and are able to help the Gondhali also become disciples of Christ.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gondhali
People Name in Country Gondhali
Population in India 53,000
World Population 53,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chakkale Chattiyar, Chati, Gadiga, Ganali, Gandla, Ghondali, Gondali, Gondaliga, Gondhalli, Gongadikar, Pachora, Pichari, Pichati, Vanikavaisya, Vanniar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Gondhali
Ethnic Code CNN25j
People ID 16810
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:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (49,000) Karnataka (4,400) Telangana (1,000) Gujarat (300)
Chhattisgarh (300) Madhya Pradesh (200) Goa (200) Kerala (60)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (49,000) Karnataka (4,400)
Telangana (1,000) Gujarat (300)
Chhattisgarh (300) Madhya Pradesh (200)
Goa (200) Kerala (60)
Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Marathi (45,000) Konkani (3,800) Kannada (3,300) Telugu (1,000)
Konkani, Goan (1,000) Chhattisgarhi (200) Hindi (70) Nimadi
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 45,000 Konkani 3,800
Kannada 3,300 Telugu 1,000
Konkani, Goan 1,000 Chhattisgarhi 200
Hindi 70 Nimadi 10

For Main Lanugage: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
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 Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
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 %
Photo Source: Shrinivas Shastri  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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