Ghasi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
476,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 476,000
World Population 477,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 19
Largest States
Odisha (146,000) Jharkhand (129,000) Chhattisgarh (128,000)
West Bengal (33,000) Bihar (12,000) Madhya Pradesh (10,000)
Uttar Pradesh (8,200) Andhra Pradesh (3,400) Maharashtra (3,100)
Telangana (900) Tripura (400) Uttarakhand (400)
Himachal Pradesh (100) Tamil Nadu (100) Delhi (100)
Andaman and Nicobar (90) Haryana (80) Chandigarh (80)
Karnataka (40)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 19
Odisha (146,000) Jharkhand (129,000)
Chhattisgarh (128,000) West Bengal (33,000)
Bihar (12,000) Madhya Pradesh (10,000)
Uttar Pradesh (8,200) Andhra Pradesh (3,400)
Maharashtra (3,100) Telangana (900)
Tripura (400) Uttarakhand (400)
Himachal Pradesh (100) Tamil Nadu (100)
Delhi (100) Andaman and Nicobar (90)
Haryana (80) Chandigarh (80)
Karnataka (40)
Primary Language: Hindi (144,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 34
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Oriya (105,000) Chhattisgarhi (97,000) Sadri (44,000)
Bengali (38,000) Kui (5,500) Telugu (4,300)
Bhojpuri (4,000) Mundari: Bhumij (2,100) Kuvi (1,600)
Pengo (1,200) Kurux (1,100) Ho (800)
Maithili (800) Munda (500) Santhali (500)
Marathi (500) Juang (400) Gondi, Northern (400)
Bagheli (300) Powari (200)
Primary Language: Hindi (144,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 34
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Oriya (105,000) Chhattisgarhi (97,000)
Sadri (44,000) Bengali (38,000)
Kui (5,500) Telugu (4,300)
Bhojpuri (4,000) Mundari: Bhumij (2,100)
Kuvi (1,600) Pengo (1,200)
Kurux (1,100) Ho (800)
Maithili (800) Munda (500)
Santhali (500) Marathi (500)
Juang (400) Gondi, Northern (400)
Bagheli (300) Powari (200)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible 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 Hindi Bible stories
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 Fathers 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 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)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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