Ghirth (Hindu traditions) in India

The Ghirth (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The name Ghirath refers to the traditional occupation of agriculture and animal husbandry, for which this community is well known.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Marriage rituals are performed by a Brahmin according to Vedic rites, and the bride and groom circle the sacred fire or a pomegranate or fig tree.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ghirath community speaks a number of languages, as most castes do. Separate church planting projects may be needed for each language group. Workers are needed to minister to these people using oral means as well as with the written word.


Prayer Points

Pray for Ghirath believers, that they will understand clearly how to follow Christ and be faithful in discipling others.

Pray the Ghirath community will be able to care properly for their families, for peace with their neighbors, and for good schools for their children.

Pray for spiritual openness to the ways of Christ, especially among Ghirath leaders.


Scripture Prayers for the Ghirth (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-27
People Name General Ghirth (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Ghirth (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 161,000
Population all Countries 161,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Bahari; Bahri; Bahti; Bhari; Chabang; Chang; Changio; Chirath; Ghrith; Gihara; Kan-melia; Kuchiya; Mundu; Rode; Singiwala; घिरथ (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16825
ROP3 Code 112094
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 7
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
152,000
Punjab
4,800
Jammu and Kashmir
1,600
Delhi
900
Haryana
200
Chandigarh
200
Maharashtra
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 7
  Himachal Pradesh 152,000
  Punjab 4,800
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,600
  Delhi 900
  Haryana 200
  Chandigarh 200
  Maharashtra 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Mandeali (49,000 speakers)
Language Code mjl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Kangri
40,000
Hindi
19,000
Punjabi, Eastern
13,000
Pahari, Kullu
10,000
Bilaspuri
1,800
Dogri
1,300
Pahari, Mahasu
1,000
Kashmiri
100
Chambeali
100
Sindhi
80
Sirmauri
70
Marathi
40
Bhattiyali
30
Primary Language Mandeali (49,000 speakers)
Language Code mjl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Kangri 40,000
  Hindi 19,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 13,000
  Pahari, Kullu 10,000
  Bilaspuri 1,800
  Dogri 1,300
  Pahari, Mahasu 1,000
  Kashmiri 100
  Chambeali 100
  Sindhi 80
  Sirmauri 70
  Marathi 40
  Bhattiyali 30
People Groups Speaking Mandeali

Primary Language:  Mandeali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1970)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2017-2021)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mandeali Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store Operation Agape
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Mandeali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (Bibles India) Operation Agape
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more