Ghogia in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ghogia only in India
Population
2,100
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Nila's wrinkled hands clacked the loom against the fabric throwing first one color and then another into the pattern of the cloth. When she finished her work, the Belai woman pulled up two chairs, and called her grandson to come and listen to her. She said, "You children spend far less time working than we ever did. India did not have child labor laws that they are beginning to talk about now. We were isolated, because the caste Hindus thought our presence would contaminate them. We could not even share water sources with others. Water was poured into a separate bamboo tube for us. We had to listen from outside the school, for we were not allowed inside. We were not allowed to go into the Hindu temples. You have it so easy now!"


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though these traditional weavers have lost their livelihood to factories, most are living better than they did before India's independence in 1947. Many are able to make a living off of the land the Indian government has given them. Some Belais, whose name means "messenger," are acquiring education and government jobs. However, there is no spiritual progress among these 775,000 people. They are still worshiping a myriad of Hindu gods and goddesses, and are separated from the One True God.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Belai people will have access to the good news of Jesus Christ and be raised up spiritually.
* Pray that they will accept Him and truly become messengers of Christ.


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-16
People Name General Ghogia
People Name in Country Ghogia
Population in India 2,100
World Population 2,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Belai, Gouda Ghogia, घोगिया
People ID 16827
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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: 1
Odisha (2,100)

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Ethnologue Language Map
Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language: Odia (2,100 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ory   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Odia (2,100 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1815-2004)
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Oriya
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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