Ghasi (Hindu traditions) in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction

The traditional and primary occupation of the Ghasi has been scavenging and agricultural labor, but presently they are engaged in additional lines of work. Some are engaged in service, business, or as musicians. They are a Scheduled Caste. A largely Hinduized community, they worship their ancestors and clan and village deities. They prefer consulting a sorcerer rather than utilizing modern medical facilities. On account of their poor economic condition, the Ghasi do not encourage their children to study beyond primary school. Their literacy rate is low, probably below 30%.


Ministry Obstacles

The low literacy rate of the Ghasi suggests the need for the Gospel to come to them in oral form, as well as in written form.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for workers who know how to communicate using stories from scripture. The languages spoken by these people all have many good resources available, but workers are needed to take these to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A tiny handful of the Ghasi have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. These people need prayer support. Pray their faith will be protected and nurtured. They need encouragement, and they need teachers to help them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this poor community of low caste people will be able to gain skills to make them more employable. They very much need to raise their literacy rate. Pray that parents will see the importance of providing a good education for their children.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ghasi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Ghasi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 462,000
World Population 463,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Boda Ghasi, Chachandi, Chauhan Rajput, Ghai, Ghasa, Ghasi, Ghasia, Ghasiara, Ghasiya, Ghasiyara, Ghati, Ghosi, Haddi, Hadi, Lodha Ghasiara, Lodha-Ghasiyara, Relli, Sachandi, Sahee, Sahi, Sanghasi, Sarathi, घसी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16823
ROP3 Code 112092
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Ghasi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups on file 5
Largest Subgroups
Mehtar
40
Odiya
40
Kosaria
0
Lal Begi
0
Laria
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Ghasi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 5
  Mehtar 40
  Odiya 40
  Kosaria 0
  Lal Begi 0
  Laria 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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
142,000
Jharkhand
126,000
Chhattisgarh
124,000
West Bengal
32,000
Bihar
12,000
Madhya Pradesh
9,700
Uttar Pradesh
7,900
Andhra Pradesh
3,300
Maharashtra
3,000
Telangana
900
Tripura
400
Uttarakhand
400
Himachal Pradesh
100
Delhi
100
Tamil Nadu
100
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 19
  Odisha 142,000
  Jharkhand 126,000
  Chhattisgarh 124,000
  West Bengal 32,000
  Bihar 12,000
  Madhya Pradesh 9,700
  Uttar Pradesh 7,900
  Andhra Pradesh 3,300
  Maharashtra 3,000
  Telangana 900
  Tripura 400
  Uttarakhand 400
  Himachal Pradesh 100
  Delhi 100
  Tamil Nadu 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (149,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
114,000
Chhattisgarhi
97,000
Sadri
44,000
Bengali
37,000
Telugu
4,700
Bhojpuri
4,000
Kui
2,700
Magahi
1,800
Kurux
1,000
Maithili
800
Kuvi
700
Pengo
500
Mundari: Bhumij
500
Marathi
500
Juang
400
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (149,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia 114,000
  Chhattisgarhi 97,000
  Sadri 44,000
  Bengali 37,000
  Telugu 4,700
  Bhojpuri 4,000
  Kui 2,700
  Magahi 1,800
  Kurux 1,000
  Maithili 800
  Kuvi 700
  Pengo 500
  Mundari: Bhumij 500
  Marathi 500
  Juang 400
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.91 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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