Gondhali in India

The Gondhali have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 9

Subgroup Name Population
Akaramase Unknown
Brahmin Gondhali Unknown
Dhangar Gondhali Unknown
Kadamrai Unknown
Kadmaraj Unknown
Kumhar Gondhali Unknown
Mahratta Gondhali Unknown
Mali Unknown
Renuka Unknown

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Gondhali in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gondhali
People Name in Country Gondhali
World Population 58,000
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Group Gondhali
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Total Subgroups 9
  Akaramase 0
  Brahmin Gondhali 0
  Dhangar Gondhali 0
  Kadamrai 0
  Kadmaraj 0
  Kumhar Gondhali 0
  Mahratta Gondhali 0
  Mali 0
  Renuka 0
Country India
Region South Asia
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
51,000
Karnataka
4,700
Telangana
1,000
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Maharashtra 51,000
  Karnataka 4,700
  Telangana 1,000
  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
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
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Shrinivas Shastri 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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