Gantichore in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gantichore only in India
Population
4,800
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Where Are they Located?

The 4,500 Gantichore people live mainly in India's southern state of Karnataka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Once known for being thieves and pick-pockets, today they are usually agricultural day laborers and petty trade. A few have acquired their own farming land.

Traditionally they had child marriages, but now they marry as adults. Marriages are negotiated between families, and the groom's family has to pay the bride's family a bride price. Part of the marriage celebration involves a huge wedding feast. The wedding itself takes place either at the groom's home or at a public place.

They are open to modern conveniences like medical care, using mass media tools, improved drinking water, and electricity. They have large families.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gantichore people cremate their dead, and dispose of the ashes in flowing water. They worship their ancestors every year. They are Hindus who focus much of their devotions on Tulaja Bhawani as a deity.


Prayer Points

Pray that they will give Jesus Christ their total devotion.


People Name General Gantichore
People Name in Country Gantichore
Population in India 4,800
World Population 4,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bhampta, Canticore, Gantichores, Ghantichor, Kamati, Pathrot, Takari, Uchillian, गणतिचोरे
People ID 16787
ROP3 Code 112049
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: 2
Largest States
Karnataka (4,700) Goa (30)
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: 2
Karnataka (4,700) Goa (30)

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Primary Language: Kannada (4,500 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (40)
Primary Language: Kannada (4,500 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (40)
Primary Language: Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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