Gosangi, Hindu traditions in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gosangi, Hindu traditions only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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 traditions
People Name in Country Gosangi, Hindu traditions
Population in India 25,000
World Population 25,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gosangiwar, Gosangollu, Gosika, Gosikallu, Gosikollu
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Gosangi, Hindu traditions
Ethnic Code CNN23d
People ID 16863
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:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telangana (18,000) Karnataka (2,700) Tamil Nadu (1,900) Odisha (1,700)
Kerala (500) Andhra Pradesh (200) Maharashtra (100) Goa (30)
Pondicherry (20)
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telangana (18,000) Karnataka (2,700)
Tamil Nadu (1,900) Odisha (1,700)
Kerala (500) Andhra Pradesh (200)
Maharashtra (100) Goa (30)
Pondicherry (20)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telugu (22,000) Kannada (1,100) Oriya (800) Tamil (500)
Malayalam (200) Marathi (80)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 22,000 Kannada 1,100
Oriya 800 Tamil 500
Malayalam 200 Marathi 80
For Primary Language: Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Telugu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Telugu Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
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 %
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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