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 Brahmin 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 56,000
World Population 56,000
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 (4,500) 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 (4,500)
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 Primary Language: Marathi

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