Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 10

Subgroup Name Population
Wansfoda 9,900
Ahmedabadi Unknown
Bharuchi Unknown
Champaneri Unknown
Khambati Unknown
Modh Unknown
Pancholi Unknown
Patni Unknown
Sidhpuria Unknown
Surti Unknown

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Ghanchi (Hindu traditions) in India.

* 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)
World Population 116,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
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 South Asia Hindu - Other
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 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 12
Largest States
Gujarat
90,000
Maharashtra
12,000
Rajasthan
9,200
Daman and Diu
1,400
Tamil Nadu
600
Madhya Pradesh
400
Dadra and Nagar Have
400
Delhi
200
Karnataka
100
West Bengal
70
Telangana
70
Jharkhand
40
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 12
  Gujarat 90,000
  Maharashtra 12,000
  Rajasthan 9,200
  Daman and Diu 1,400
  Tamil Nadu 600
  Madhya Pradesh 400
  Dadra and Nagar Have 400
  Delhi 200
  Karnataka 100
  West Bengal 70
  Telangana 70
  Jharkhand 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (92,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Hindi
9,500
Mewari
2,400
Khandesi
2,400
Marathi
1,800
Merwari
1,200
Ahirani
500
Marwari
500
Wagdi
400
Saurashtra
300
Dhundari
200
Konkani
200
Haroti: Harauti
50
Primary Language Gujarati (92,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 9,500
  Mewari 2,400
  Khandesi 2,400
  Marathi 1,800
  Merwari 1,200
  Ahirani 500
  Marwari 500
  Wagdi 400
  Saurashtra 300
  Dhundari 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
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 / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
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 Unknown)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.73 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.22 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.