Ghosi (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ghosi (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
287,000
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  

People Name General Ghosi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Ghosi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 287,000
World Population 287,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6 to 8
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 15
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
(146,000)
Odisha
(124,000)
Haryana
(6,500)
Chhattisgarh
(2,800)
Jharkhand
(1,900)
Assam
(1,300)
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 15
  Madhya Pradesh (146,000)
  Odisha (124,000)
  Haryana (6,500)
  Chhattisgarh (2,800)
  Jharkhand (1,900)
  Assam (1,300)
  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 (140,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
(108,000)
Bundeli
(7,600)
Mundari: Bhumij
(3,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(2,800)
Kui
(2,300)
Ho
(1,300)
Pengo
(1,200)
Santhali
(900)
Assamese
(800)
Kuvi
(800)
Kurux
(500)
Malvi
(500)
Bengali
(500)
Nimadi
(500)
Haryanvi
(400)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (140,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia (108,000)
  Bundeli (7,600)
  Mundari: Bhumij (3,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (2,800)
  Kui (2,300)
  Ho (1,300)
  Pengo (1,200)
  Santhali (900)
  Assamese (800)
  Kuvi (800)
  Kurux (500)
  Malvi (500)
  Bengali (500)
  Nimadi (500)
  Haryanvi (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
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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (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 India Missions Association   Copyrighted ©   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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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