Gondhali in India

The Gondhali 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

Traditionally, a large number of the Gondhali were oil-pressers. The Gondhali have seven clans (gotra), whose names are different than their surnames. Most live in Maharashtra, but some are in neighboring states.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today, their primary occupation is farming, and some operate small businesses. Their women are highly proficient in sewing, embroidery and knitting. A Brahmin priest usually performs death rites.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus who worship Khandoba and Ellamma.


What Are Their Needs?

In Maharashtra (the main home of the Gondhali people), Christians struggle with nominalism. Infighting and legal squabbles have crippled ministry and undermined witness to local unreached people groups like the Gondhali. Perhaps some of the Gondhali people will discover gospel recordings and videos on the internet.


Prayer Points

Pray they will be drawn to gospel radio and the JESUS Film, listen, and understand.

Pray the Gondhali people will encounter Christian believers who are real disciples of Jesus, people who live out their faith and are able to help the Gondhali also become disciples of Christ.

Pray for a movement to Christ among the Gondhali people that will bless all of Maharashtra.


Scripture Prayers for the Gondhali in India.


References

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gondhali
People Name in Country Gondhali
Population this Country 69,000
Population all Countries 69,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chakkale Chattiyar; Chati; Gadiga; Ganali; Gandla; Ghondali; Gondali; Gondaliga; Gondhalli; Gongadikar; Pachora; Pichari; Pichati; Vanikavaisya; Vanniar; गोंधली
People ID 16810
ROP3 Code 112074
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 on file 8
Largest States
Maharashtra
61,000
Karnataka
5,500
Telangana
1,200
Gujarat
400
Chhattisgarh
300
Goa
300
Madhya Pradesh
300
Kerala
70
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Maharashtra 61,000
  Karnataka 5,500
  Telangana 1,200
  Gujarat 400
  Chhattisgarh 300
  Goa 300
  Madhya Pradesh 300
  Kerala 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.73 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.27 %
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.
Primary Language Marathi (48,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Konkani
4,200
Kannada
3,600
Telugu
1,000
Konkani, Goan
1,000
Hindi
800
Chhattisgarhi
200
Nimadi
10
Primary Language Marathi (48,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Konkani 4,200
  Kannada 3,600
  Telugu 1,000
  Konkani, Goan 1,000
  Hindi 800
  Chhattisgarhi 200
  Nimadi 10
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
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 Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
Photo Source Shrinivas Shastri 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more