Ghosi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Ghosi (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
282,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Ghosi of India live in Madhya Pradesh and were originally from Gujarat. The name Ghosi comes from the word meaning grass. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are vegetarians who eat wheat as a cereal.

Upon the death of the father, property goes to the sons except that women can have the ornaments. They work mainly in agriculture.

The Ghosi are endogamous, meaning they prefer marriage within their group. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. They have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are usually cremated. They have a council to settle disputes called the Jati Biradari Sabha. Hinduism is their religion. They use modern medical facilities.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Ghosi to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-28
People Name General Ghosi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Ghosi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 282,000
World Population 282,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names घोसी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16828
ROP3 Code 112098
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 15
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
141,000
Odisha
125,000
Haryana
6,200
Chhattisgarh
2,700
Jharkhand
1,900
Assam
1,400
Andhra Pradesh
1,100
West Bengal
600
Delhi
600
Gujarat
500
Punjab
400
Rajasthan
200
Maharashtra
200
Chandigarh
100
Tripura
60
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 15
  Madhya Pradesh 141,000
  Odisha 125,000
  Haryana 6,200
  Chhattisgarh 2,700
  Jharkhand 1,900
  Assam 1,400
  Andhra Pradesh 1,100
  West Bengal 600
  Delhi 600
  Gujarat 500
  Punjab 400
  Rajasthan 200
  Maharashtra 200
  Chandigarh 100
  Tripura 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (144,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
115,000
Bundeli
7,700
Chhattisgarhi
3,300
Bengali
3,200
Kui
1,300
Pengo
1,000
Assamese
900
Malvi
500
Nimadi
500
Haryanvi
400
Kurux
400
Mundari: Bhumij
400
Bagheli
400
Santhali
400
Telugu
300
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (144,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia 115,000
  Bundeli 7,700
  Chhattisgarhi 3,300
  Bengali 3,200
  Kui 1,300
  Pengo 1,000
  Assamese 900
  Malvi 500
  Nimadi 500
  Haryanvi 400
  Kurux 400
  Mundari: Bhumij 400
  Bagheli 400
  Santhali 400
  Telugu 300
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 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 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 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 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  India Missions Association  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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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