Ghasi, Hindu in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



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.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ghasi, Hindu
People Name in Country Ghasi, Hindu
Population in India 450,000
World Population 451,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Boda Ghasi, Chachandi, Ghai, Ghasia, Ghasiara, Ghasiyara, Ghati, Ghosi, Haddi, Hadi, Lodha Ghasiara, Relli, Sachandi, Sahi, Sanghasi, Sarathi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Ghasi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (144,000) Oriya (105,000) Chhattisgarhi (98,000) Sadri (44,000)
Bengali (38,000) Kui (5,500) Telugu (4,300) Bhojpuri (4,000)
Mundari: Bhumij (2,100) Kuvi (1,600) Pengo (1,200) Kurux (1,100)
Panjabi, Eastern (1,000) Ho (800) Maithili (800) Munda (500)
Santhali (500) Bilaspuri (500) Marathi (400) Juang (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 144,000 Oriya 105,000
Chhattisgarhi 98,000 Sadri 44,000
Bengali 38,000 Kui 5,500
Telugu 4,300 Bhojpuri 4,000
Mundari: Bhumij 2,100 Kuvi 1,600
Pengo 1,200 Kurux 1,100
Panjabi, Eastern 1,000 Ho 800
Maithili 800 Munda 500
Santhali 500 Bilaspuri 500
Marathi 400 Juang 400
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.99 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
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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