Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
118,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Ganchi name has to do with oil pressing which is their traditional work.

The Ganchi in Rajasthan speak in Urdu and read and write in Perso-Arabic and Devanagari. They are not vegetarians. Cousin marriages is a preference for them. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. There are birth and marriage rituals. They do trading and some press and sell oil. A community council looks after them to settle disagreements. They are Sunni Muslims.

In Gujarat the Ganchi speak, read and write in Gujarati. Wheat and rice are eaten by them as cereals. They bury the dead. Many work as laborers and in business. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that as the Ganchi read the Koran they will be attracted to Jesus, read the Bible and give their lives to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ghanchi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Ghanchi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 118,000
World Population 119,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gancha, Ganchi, Garancha, Ghainshi, Ghanci, Ghansi, Wansfoda, घनची (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16821
ROP3 Code 112090
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 12
Largest States
Gujarat
(91,000)
Maharashtra
(13,000)
Rajasthan
(10,000)
Daman and Diu
(1,500)
Tamil Nadu
(600)
Madhya Pradesh
(500)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(400)
Delhi
(200)
Karnataka
(100)
West Bengal
(70)
Telangana
(70)
Jharkhand
(40)
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 12
  Gujarat (91,000)
  Maharashtra (13,000)
  Rajasthan (10,000)
  Daman and Diu (1,500)
  Tamil Nadu (600)
  Madhya Pradesh (500)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (400)
  Delhi (200)
  Karnataka (100)
  West Bengal (70)
  Telangana (70)
  Jharkhand (40)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (90,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(10,000)
Khandesi
(2,400)
Mewari
(2,400)
Marathi
(1,800)
Merwari
(1,200)
Marwari
(600)
Ahirani
(500)
Dhundari
(300)
Saurashtra
(300)
Shekhawati
(200)
Bagri
(200)
Konkani
(200)
Haroti: Harauti
(50)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (90,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (10,000)
  Khandesi (2,400)
  Mewari (2,400)
  Marathi (1,800)
  Merwari (1,200)
  Marwari (600)
  Ahirani (500)
  Dhundari (300)
  Saurashtra (300)
  Shekhawati (200)
  Bagri (200)
  Konkani (200)
  Haroti: Harauti (50)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1823-2005)
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 / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
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 Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.77 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.23 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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