Ghasi, Hindu in India

Population

447,000

Christian

0.01%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The traditional and primary occupation of the Ghasi has been scavenging and agricultural labor, but presently they are engaged in additional lines of work. Some are engaged in service, business, or as musicians. They are a Scheduled Caste. A largely Hinduized community, they worship their ancestors and clan and village deities. They prefer consulting a sorcerer rather than utilizing modern medical facilities. On account of their poor economic condition, the Ghasi do not encourage their children to study beyond primary school. Their literacy rate is low, probably below 30%.

Ministry Obstacles

The low literacy rate of the Ghasi suggests the need for the Gospel to come to them in oral form, as well as in written form.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for workers who know how to communicate using stories from scripture. The languages spoken by these people all have many good resources available, but workers are needed to take these to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A tiny handful of the Ghasi have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. These people need prayer support. Pray their faith will be protected and nurtured. They need encouragement, and they need teachers to help them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this poor community of low caste people will be able to gain skills to make them more employable. They very much need to raise their literacy rate. Pray that parents will see the importance of providing a good education for their children.

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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 Ghasi, Hindu
People Name in Country Ghasi, Hindu
ROP3 Code 112092
Joshua Project People ID 16823
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 447,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Boda Ghasi, Chachandi, Ghai, Ghasia, Ghasiara, Ghasiyara, Ghati, Ghosi, Haddi, Hadi, Lodha Ghasiara, Relli, Sachandi, Sahi, Sanghasi, Sarathi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 143,957 Oriya 105,047 Chhattisgarhi 97,776 Sadri 43,670
Bengali 37,605 Kui 5,500 Telugu 4,326 Bhojpuri 3,975
Mundari: Bhumij 2,125 Kuvi 1,550 Pengo 1,190 Kurux 1,130
Panjabi, Eastern 1,030 Ho 830 Maithili 830 Munda 490
Santhali 485 Bilaspuri 470 Marathi 441 Juang 430
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Ghasi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.01%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.99%
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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