Ghantarghada in India

The Ghantarghada have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Ghantarghada are a Scheduled Caste who live in Orissa.

Their name comes from the word ghonta meaning bell. They speak Oriya and Laria. Hinduism is their religion. They are not vegetarians who eat rice as a cereal. Women help the men as well as taking part in religious and social matters.

The Ghantarghada work mostly as blacksmiths which is their traditional occupation. They have a low literacy level due to being poor, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form. They use modern and traditional medicines as well as family planning.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Ghantarghada in India.

* Pray that Indian Christians lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings lead them to salvation.
* Pray that they are freed from poverty to the glory of God.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ghantarghada
People Name in Country Ghantarghada
Population this Country 7,300
Population all Countries 7,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ghantara; Ghantra; गणतरा
People ID 16788
ROP3 Code 117792
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Odisha 7,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (7,300 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Odia (7,300 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.41 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.59 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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