The 4,500 Gantichore people live mainly in India's southern state of Karnataka.
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.
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.
Pray that they will give Jesus Christ their total devotion.
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Gantichore|
|People Name in Country||Gantichore|
|Population in India||4,800|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Alternate Names||Bhampta, Canticore, Gantichores, Ghantichor, Kamati, Pathrot, Takari, Uchillian, गणतिचोरे|
|Persecution Rank||17 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file:||2|
|Primary Language:||Kannada (4,500 speakers) People group listing|
|Language Code:||kan Ethnologue Listing|
|Written:||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1812-1988)|
|New Testament||Yes (1823-1995)|
|Complete Bible||Yes (1831-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|