Garo in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Garo are a scheduled tribe in Meghalaya in India. They speak Garo. They eat pork and beef and for a cereal they eat rice. Women help with agriculture and property follows the female lineage but men are in charge of it. Cultivation is the main work of the Garo there.

In Assam, the Garo speak Garo and Assamese. In Nagaland they speak Nagamese and read and write in Roman. In Tripura they speak Bengali and Kakbarak. In West Bengal they read and write Bengali.

Most of the Garo are Christian. Most work in agriculture.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Garo Christians give the gospel message to non-Christians in India.
* Pray that they are protected.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Garo
People Name in Country Garo
Population in India 968,000
World Population 1,098,900
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Achik, Garrow, Mande, Mandi, गरो
People ID 11826
ROP3 Code 103233
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Garo-Tripuri
People Group Garo
Ethnic Code MSY50d
Total Subgroups on file 6
Largest Subgroups
Sangma
38,000
Momin
37,000
Areng
36,000
Murin
36,000
Shira
36,000
Marak
2,200
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Garo-Tripuri
People Group Garo
Ethnic Code MSY50d
Total Subgroups 6
  Sangma 38,000
  Momin 37,000
  Areng 36,000
  Murin 36,000
  Shira 36,000
  Marak 2,200
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Meghalaya
791,000
Assam
158,000
Tripura
13,000
Nagaland
2,400
West Bengal
2,300
Mizoram
800
Arunachal Pradesh
500
Delhi
200
Manipur
60
Andaman and Nicobar
60
Himachal Pradesh
10
Chandigarh
10
Punjab
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Meghalaya 791,000
  Assam 158,000
  Tripura 13,000
  Nagaland 2,400
  West Bengal 2,300
  Mizoram 800
  Arunachal Pradesh 500
  Delhi 200
  Manipur 60
  Andaman and Nicobar 60
  Himachal Pradesh 10
  Chandigarh 10
  Punjab 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Garo (1,004,000 speakers)
Language Code grt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Assamese
66,000
Bengali
9,400
Khasi
5,300
Hindi
2,500
Kok Borok
900
Amri Karbi
600
English
500
Koch
500
Odia
500
Rabha
200
Boro
200
Nepali
200
Pnar
200
Adi
100
Mizo
100
Other People Groups Speaking Garo
Primary Language Garo (1,004,000 speakers)
Language Code grt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 35
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Assamese 66,000
  Bengali 9,400
  Khasi 5,300
  Hindi 2,500
  Kok Borok 900
  Amri Karbi 600
  English 500
  Koch 500
  Odia 500
  Rabha 200
  Boro 200
  Nepali 200
  Pnar 200
  Adi 100
  Mizo 100
People Groups Speaking Garo

Primary Language:  Garo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1887-2003)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1894-1987)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1924-1994)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Garo
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.36 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 80.00 %)
94.24 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
1.77 %
Islam
0.45 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.07 %
Unknown
3.10 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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