Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) in India


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Introduction / History

The Ghanchi name has to do with oil pressing which is their traditional work. They belong to the Kshatriya caste.

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.

In Gujarat the Ghanchi 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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

"These people are descendants of King Siddhraj of Patan, "King Jaysingh Solanki", and their relatives are recognized by the Kshatriya (ghanchi) caste at present and founder of Kshatriya (Ghanchi) society Raja Jai Singh Under the leadership of Bhai Kumarpal Singh and Velasinh Bhati, Sardar of 189 Kshatriya (Rajput) tribes." (Wikipedia)


What Are Their Needs?

They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Ghanchi 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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghanchi (March 4, 2018. 13:34)


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ghanchi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Ghanchi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 112,000
World Population 113,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Ghanchi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups on file 10
Largest Subgroups
Wansfoda
9,900
Ahmedabadi
0
Bharuchi
0
Champaneri
0
Khambati
0
Modh
0
Pancholi
0
Patni
0
Sidhpuria
0
Surti
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Ghanchi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups 10
  Wansfoda 9,900
  Ahmedabadi 0
  Bharuchi 0
  Champaneri 0
  Khambati 0
  Modh 0
  Pancholi 0
  Patni 0
  Sidhpuria 0
  Surti 0
Country India
Region South Asia
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 12
Largest States
Gujarat
87,000
Maharashtra
12,000
Rajasthan
9,900
Daman and Diu
1,400
Tamil Nadu
600
Madhya Pradesh
500
Dadra and Nagar Have
400
Delhi
200
Karnataka
100
Telangana
70
West Bengal
70
Jharkhand
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  Gujarat 87,000
  Maharashtra 12,000
  Rajasthan 9,900
  Daman and Diu 1,400
  Tamil Nadu 600
  Madhya Pradesh 500
  Dadra and Nagar Have 400
  Delhi 200
  Karnataka 100
  Telangana 70
  West Bengal 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 15
Secondary Languages
Hindi
10,000
Mewari
2,400
Khandesi
2,400
Marathi
1,800
Merwari
1,200
Marwari
700
Ahirani
500
Wagdi
400
Dhundari
300
Saurashtra
300
Shekhawati
200
Bagri
200
Konkani
200
Haroti: Harauti
70
Other People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (90,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 10,000
  Mewari 2,400
  Khandesi 2,400
  Marathi 1,800
  Merwari 1,200
  Marwari 700
  Ahirani 500
  Wagdi 400
  Dhundari 300
  Saurashtra 300
  Shekhawati 200
  Bagri 200
  Konkani 200
  Haroti: Harauti 70
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
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.78 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.22 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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