Garo in India


Population
1,173,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 1,173,000
World Population 1,301,800
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Achik, Garrow, Mande, Mandi, गरो
People ID 11826
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 13
Largest States
Meghalaya (931,000) Assam (218,000) Tripura (15,000)
West Bengal (5,600) Nagaland (2,200) Arunachal Pradesh (500)
Delhi (200) Mizoram (100) Andaman and Nicobar (60)
Manipur (40) Himachal Pradesh (10) Chandigarh (10)
Punjab (10)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 13
Meghalaya (931,000) Assam (218,000)
Tripura (15,000) West Bengal (5,600)
Nagaland (2,200) Arunachal Pradesh (500)
Delhi (200) Mizoram (100)
Andaman and Nicobar (60) Manipur (40)
Himachal Pradesh (10) Chandigarh (10)
Punjab (10)
Primary Language: Garo (990,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: grt   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 66
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Assamese (92,000) Bengali (18,000) Hindi (5,400)
Khasi (4,800) Oriya (2,000) Amri Karbi (1,900)
Kok Borok (1,200) English (1,100) Dimasa (500)
Koch (500) Karbi (400) Pnar (400)
Nepali (300) Bodo (300) Rabha (200)
Santhali (100) Adi (100) Mizo (80)
Marathi (70) Naga, Inpui: Naga, Kabui (60)
Primary Language: Garo (990,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: grt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 66
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Assamese (92,000) Bengali (18,000)
Hindi (5,400) Khasi (4,800)
Oriya (2,000) Amri Karbi (1,900)
Kok Borok (1,200) English (1,100)
Dimasa (500) Koch (500)
Karbi (400) Pnar (400)
Nepali (300) Bodo (300)
Rabha (200) Santhali (100)
Adi (100) Mizo (80)
Marathi (70) Naga, Inpui: Naga, Kabui (60)
Primary Language: Garo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1887-2003)
New Testament Yes   (1894-1987)
Complete Bible Yes   (1924-1994)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 80.00 %)
89.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
4.92 %
Islam
0.04 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
5.85 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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


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