Gangai in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Gangai traditionally are potters, but today most are farmers. Weaving forms a secondary occupation. Equal shares of parental property are inherited by all the sons. A Maithili Brahman is engaged to officiate at marriage rituals, and a barber's presence is also necessary on this occasion. The Gangai have their own community council (panchayat), and minor disputes are settled by the council. Punishments include social boycott and a cash fine. Their village deities include Gajakali, Gajalakshmi and Sitala, while their household deities are Lakshmi, Ganesh, etc. Durga Puja is an important festival. They engage sacred specialists either from their own community or from other Maithili Brahman communities.

Ministry Obstacles

People who have been Hindu for generations have a radically different worldview than the one presented by the Christian Bible.

Outreach Ideas

Please pray for the availability of good quality Christian radio in the regions where these people live in Nepal, India, and Bhutan. Pray they will learn of these broadcasts and will be drawn to listen, with understanding.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Gangai have reported themselves as Christians to the census of either Nepal or India. If there are unreported or secret Christians among them we need to pray for them.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will open the eyes of the Hindu and Buddhist Gangai to see spiritual truths about himself. Spiritual matters are spiritually understood, and with the aid of the Lord's Spirit.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gangai
People Name in Country Gangai
Population in Nepal 36,000
World Population 39,000
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Morang District of Koshi Zone..   Source:
Total States on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kosi (27,000) Mechi (11,000) Gandaki (400) Narayani (300)
Bagmati (100) Bheri (50) Lumbini (40) Sagarmatha (30)
Dhawalagiri (20) Janakpur (10) Karnali (0) Seti (0)
Total States on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kosi (27,000) Mechi (11,000)
Gandaki (400) Narayani (300)
Bagmati (100) Bheri (50)
Lumbini (40) Sagarmatha (30)
Dhawalagiri (20) Janakpur (10)
Karnali (0) Seti (0)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nepali (33,000) Bagheli (3,600) Musasa (400) Chamling (300)
Bantawa (300) Dolpo Tamang, Eastern
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 33,000 Bagheli 3,600
Musasa 400 Chamling 300
Bantawa 300 Dolpo 0
Tamang, Eastern 0

For Main Lanugage: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Nepali 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 God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
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 Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
1.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
98.93 %
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: 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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