Gondhali in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gondhali only in India
Population
62,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Traditionally, a large number of the Gondhali were oil-pressers. Today, their primary occupation is farming, and some operate small businesses. The Gondhali have seven clans (gotra), whose names are different than their surnames. Their women are highly proficient in sewing, embroidery and knitting. A Brahmin priest usually performs death rites. They worship Khandoba and Ellamma.


Ministry Obstacles

In Maharashtra (the main home of the Gondhali people), Christians struggle with nominalism. Infighting and legal squabbles have crippled ministry and undermined witness. These issues do not provide an attractive testimony to communities such as the Gondhali.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps some of the Gondhali people will discover Gospel recordings and videos on the internet. Pray they will be drawn to these, will listen and view, and understand.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Gondhali have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India, but please pray for those who will soon make a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.


Pray for the Entire People Group

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gondhali
People Name in Country Gondhali
Population in India 62,000
World Population 62,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2 to 3
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Maharashtra
(54,000)
Karnataka
(5,000)
Telangana
(1,100)
Gujarat
(300)
Chhattisgarh
(300)
Madhya Pradesh
(200)
Goa
(200)
Kerala
(60)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Maharashtra (54,000)
  Karnataka (5,000)
  Telangana (1,100)
  Gujarat (300)
  Chhattisgarh (300)
  Madhya Pradesh (200)
  Goa (200)
  Kerala (60)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (47,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Konkani
(4,100)
Kannada
(3,600)
Telugu
(1,000)
Konkani, Goan
(1,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(200)
Hindi
(90)
Nimadi
(10)
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (47,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Konkani (4,100)
  Kannada (3,600)
  Telugu (1,000)
  Konkani, Goan (1,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (200)
  Hindi (90)
  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   (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
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 Marathi
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 Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Shrinivas Shastri 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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