Gangai 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

Gangai people are divided into seven sub groups. Four of these live in Nepal.


Where Are they Located?

angai people live in northeast India and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Gangai are traditionally potters, but today most are farmers and weavers. Their clothing is different from surrounding people.
They live in joint families (many generations living under the same roof). Equal shares of parental property are inherited by all the sons.

A Maithili Brahmin is engaged to officiate at their marriage rituals.

Gangai have their own community council (called a panchayat), and minor disputes are settled by this council. Punishments include social boycott and a cash fine.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Gangai people are Hindu by religion, though a small number are Buddhists. They also worship ancestral gods as well as village and household deities.


What Are Their Needs?

Gangai people in India speak Nepali. Bible resources exist in Nepali, but Gangai people remain unreached. Who will bring resources to them?
Their worship of many gods might fill an emotional need, but it cannot touch their genuine spiritual need.


Prayer Points

Pray that main members of the Gangai families become followers of Christ and then
lead the other family members to the Savior.
Pray that Gangai people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them, and false deities that weigh them down, causing them to live in fear and misery.
Pray that the Holy Spirit of the one true God will enable them to experience His full
payment of the penalty for their sins.


Scripture Prayers for the Gangai in India.


References

www.ncard.org.np/categorydetail/gangai.html


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Gangai
People Name in Country Gangai
Population this Country 5,600
Population all Countries 50,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Achik; Ganesh; Mande; Nagesh; गंगाई
People ID 16839
ROP3 Code 112120
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
West Bengal
3,500
Assam
1,500
Bihar
400
Uttarakhand
30
Uttar Pradesh
20
Madhya Pradesh
20
Meghalaya
20
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
  West Bengal 3,500
  Assam 1,500
  Bihar 400
  Uttarakhand 30
  Uttar Pradesh 20
  Madhya Pradesh 20
  Meghalaya 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (3,900 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Maithili
600
Assamese
100
Bengali
30
Primary Language Nepali (3,900 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 600
  Assamese 100
  Bengali 30
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
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 Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto) Create International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.20 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.80 %
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 Sagar Ganesh 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more