Gangai in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Gangai of Nepal live mostly in the Jhapa and Morang regions. They have flat noses, rough curly hair, ordinary faces and wheatish complexions. The Morang Gangai speak Mathili while the Gangai of Jhapa speak Rajbanshi. They say they have their own language too and are trying very hard to keep it going. They have a different style of clothing to others.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are living in joint families (many generations living under the same roof). They celebrate their festivals, for example the Amati festival.

There are two sections of the Gangai which are Babu and Besaram. The Babu eat pork but the Besaram do not. The Gangai work as farmers. They are divided into another seven sub groups. Four of them live in Nepal and these are the Pal, Sharma, Kumhar and Mandal.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gangai are Hindus by religion. They worship the gods Mahabir and Thakur. These are their ancestor gods.

Prayer Points

* Pray that main members of the Gangai families become Christians and then lead the other family members to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gangai
People Name in Country Gangai
Population in India 4,500
World Population 43,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Achik, Mande, Nagesh
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Gangai
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16839
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:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (2,900) Assam (1,100) Bihar (400) Uttarakhand (30)
Madhya Pradesh (20) Meghalaya (20) Uttar Pradesh (20)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (2,900) Assam (1,100)
Bihar (400) Uttarakhand (30)
Madhya Pradesh (20) Meghalaya (20)
Uttar Pradesh (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (2,200) Maithili (700) Assamese (90) Bengali (40)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 2,200 Maithili 700
Assamese 90 Bengali 40
For Primary Language: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Nepali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Nepali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) 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
0.85 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.15 %
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 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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