Gangai in India


Population
4,700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Gangai of Nepal live mostly in the Jhapa and Morang regions. They have flat noses, rough curly hair, ordinary faces and wheatish complexions. The Morang Gangai speak Mathili while the Gangai of Jhapa speak Rajbanshi. They say they have their own language too and are trying very hard to keep it going. They have a different style of clothing to others.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are living in joint families (many generations living under the same roof). They celebrate their festivals, for example the Amati festival.

There are two sections of the Gangai which are Babu and Besaram. The Babu eat pork but the Besaram do not. The Gangai work as farmers. They are divided into another seven sub groups. Four of them live in Nepal and these are the Pal, Sharma, Kumhar and Mandal.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gangai are Hindus by religion. They worship the gods Mahabir and Thakur. These are their ancestor gods.


Prayer Points

* Pray that main members of the Gangai families become Christians and then lead the other family members to Jesus Christ.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gangai
People Name in Country Gangai
Population in India 4,700
World Population 41,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Achik, Mande, Nagesh, गंगाई
People ID 16839
ROP3 Code 112120
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 7
Largest States
West Bengal
(2,900)
Assam
(1,300)
Bihar
(400)
Uttarakhand
(30)
Meghalaya
(20)
Uttar Pradesh
(20)
Madhya Pradesh
(20)
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 7
  West Bengal (2,900)
  Assam (1,300)
  Bihar (400)
  Uttarakhand (30)
  Meghalaya (20)
  Uttar Pradesh (20)
  Madhya Pradesh (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (2,400 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Maithili
(600)
Assamese
(100)
Bengali
(30)
People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (2,400 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   (1914-2004)
Bible-NT Audio 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 General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Nepali 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 Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.85 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.15 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   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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