Ghosi, Muslim in India



Population

162,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Greatest Sacrifice

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Introduction / History

Three-year-old Saif sat on his haunches beside his mother staring intently at her swift, gentle hands coursing the creamy milk from the brown cow's full udder. Swish! Saif giggled heartily as she squirted a bit of the cow's milk towards his mouth. This was a rare occasion since the milk was not only for their use, but was the family's business. Later, they would make their way to homes nearby and sell the milk to neighbors. Saif's mother was fortunate that she didn't have to make the long trek to town as some of her friends did in order to sell milk. This has been the life of the Muslim Ghosi people for centuries.


What are Their Beliefs?

Formerly thought to have been Hindu, they have all become Muslim. There are tracts, a fully translated Bible, and many other resources for hearing of the One who loves them and died and rose again for them. But they do not hear. There are spiritual obstacles that keep them away from their Savior.


Prayer Points

Pray that prayer warriors will be raised up who will faithfully intercede for the hard ground of the Ghosi heart to be tilled and softened. Pray that Christ's followers will be called to tell the story about Jesus to everyone in a culturally relevant way, simple and appealing, to this tiny speck of humanity.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-20
People Name General Ghosi, Muslim
People Name in Country Ghosi, Muslim
Population in India 162,000
World Population 188,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gaddi Ghosi, Gujar Ghosi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Ghosi, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17543
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (153,000) Uttarakhand (4,700) Madhya Pradesh (3,500) Delhi (1,100)
Rajasthan (600) Haryana (300) Punjab (100) Chandigarh (10)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (153,000) Uttarakhand (4,700)
Madhya Pradesh (3,500) Delhi (1,100)
Rajasthan (600) Haryana (300)
Punjab (100) Chandigarh (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (154,000) Bhojpuri (5,200) Awadhi (1,300) Garhwali (500)
Merwari (300) Bundeli (100) Panjabi, Eastern (100) Malvi (100)
Dhundari (50) Marwari (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 154,000 Bhojpuri 5,200
Awadhi 1,300 Garhwali 500
Merwari 300 Bundeli 100
Panjabi, Eastern 100 Malvi 100
Dhundari 50 Marwari 50
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
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
Film / Video Urdu Language Film
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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