Gosangi, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gosangi, Hindu only in India







Largest Religion

Main Language


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey

Introduction / History

The Gosangi community has been known to be caretakers of cattle, or perhaps in the business of selling beef in Andhra Pradesh, India. Traditionally they were village servants who maintained water ponds and tanks. Those who have a good education are now teachers, bank managers, police officers, or agricultural administrators. Sometimes their children work for pay.

In earlier days, they practiced child marriages, but now only adults marry around 18-20 years of age. The rules of whom can marry who is regulated by community rules. Women contribute to the family income, participate in economic activities, and they are given decision-making powers within the family.

This community probably has higher status than many scheduled castes since they are given free access to all public places like schools, Hindu temples, and roads.

What are Their Beliefs?

The Gosangi community has a good chance of hearing the gospel. There are Christians among them. They listen to the radio, visit movie theaters, and watch TV. They speak Telegu, a language which has Christian materials available for all of these forms of media.

Prayer Points

* Pray for these materials to become readily available to the Gosangi people.
* Pray that Gosangi believers will introduce their Hindu neighbors to the King of kings.

People Name General Gosangi, Hindu
People Name in Country Gosangi, Hindu
Population in India 24,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gosangiwar, Gosika, Gosikallu
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Gosangi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN23d
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu (22,000) Kannada (1,100) Oriya (800) Tamil (500)
Malayalam (100) Marathi (80)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 22,000 Kannada 1,100
Oriya 800 Tamil 500
Malayalam 100 Marathi 80
Largest Religion Hinduism
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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