Gosangi, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gosangi, Hindu 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
People Name in Country Gosangi, Hindu
Population in India 24,000
World Population 24,000
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
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 (17,000) Karnataka (2,700) Tamil Nadu (1,900) Odisha (1,600)
Kerala (500) Andhra Pradesh (200) Maharashtra (100) Goa (30)
Pondicherry (20)
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telangana (17,000) Karnataka (2,700)
Tamil Nadu (1,900) Odisha (1,600)
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 (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

For Main Lanugage: Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings 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)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
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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