Gandhila in India

The Gandhila have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Gandhila claim to have Rajput status, but actually they are scheduled castes, meaning that they have low status. Gandhila women work mainly at home, but they have been known to help their husbands with their work. Traditionally they were broom makers, paper toy makers, and donkey traders, though today most work as agricultural laborers.

The Gandhila people live mostly in India's northern Punjab and Haryana states.


What Are Their Lives Like?

This is a community that is moving into the modern world in many ways. They take advantage of modern conveniences like medical care, immunizations, mass media and electricity. Almost all of these Hindus speak Punjabi, a major language that has many Christian resources including a New Testament, the JESUS Film, and gospel recordings.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are a Hindu people who celebrate Hindu festivals, hold Hindu weddings, and worship Hindu gods. On the eve of the Hindu Diwali festival, the Gandhila people worship their ancestors.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Pray that evangelistic materials will become widely available to them, and they will be open to embracing Christ as their only lord.

Pray for Gandhila disciples to make other disciples until their communities are transformed into Christ's likeness.

Pray for Holy Spirit directed workers to go the Gandhila people.


Scripture Prayers for the Gandhila in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhila


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gandhila
People Name in Country Gandhila
Alternate Names Gandil; Gandol; Gandola; Gandwal; Gangwa; Gondola; Gondula; गाँधिला
Population this Country 6,500
Population all Countries 6,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16809
ROP3 Code 112073
ROP25 Code 302548
ROP25 Name Gandhila
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 6
Largest States
Punjab
4,200
Uttar Pradesh
1,000
Haryana
600
Uttarakhand
400
Chandigarh
100
Himachal Pradesh
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Punjab 4,200
  Uttar Pradesh 1,000
  Haryana 600
  Uttarakhand 400
  Chandigarh 100
  Himachal Pradesh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.07 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
2.93 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (3,200 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Hindi
2,100
Haryanvi
50
Garhwali
40
Bilaspuri
20
Kangri
10
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (3,200 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 2,100
  Haryanvi 50
  Garhwali 40
  Bilaspuri 20
  Kangri 10
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2021)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Punjabi, Eastern YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store Operation Agape
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Punjabi, Eastern YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language eBible.org
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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