Gangai in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Gangai traditionally are potters, but today most are farmers. Weaving forms a secondary occupation. Equal shares of parental property are inherited by all the sons. A Maithili Brahmin is engaged to officiate at marriage rituals, and a barber's presence is also necessary on this occasion. The Gangai have their own community council (panchayat), and minor disputes are settled by the council. Punishments include social boycott and a cash fine. Their village deities include Gajakali, Gajalakshmi and Sitala, while their household deities are Lakshmi, Ganesh, etc. Durga Puja is an important festival. They engage sacred specialists either from their own community or from other Maithili Brahmin communities.


Ministry Obstacles

People who have been Hindu for generations have a radically different worldview than the one presented by the Christian Bible.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for the availability of good quality Christian radio in the regions where these people live in Nepal, India, and Bhutan. Pray they will learn of these broadcasts and will be drawn to listen, with understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Gangai have reported themselves as Christians to the census of either Nepal or India. If there are unreported or secret Christians among them we need to pray for them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will open the eyes of the Hindu and Buddhist Gangai to see spiritual truths about himself. Spiritual matters are spiritually understood, and with the aid of the Lord's Spirit.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gangai
People Name in Country Gangai
Population in Nepal 37,000
World Population 41,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Achik, Mande, Nagesh, गंगाई
People ID 16839
ROP3 Code 112120
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Morang District of Koshi Zone.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Kosi
26,000
Mechi
10,000
Narayani
300
Gandaki
200
Seti
80
Lumbini
50
Bagmati
40
Sagarmatha
30
Dhaulagiri
20
Janakpur
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Morang District of Koshi Zone..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 10
  Kosi 26,000
  Mechi 10,000
  Narayani 300
  Gandaki 200
  Seti 80
  Lumbini 50
  Bagmati 40
  Sagarmatha 30
  Dhaulagiri 20
  Janakpur 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (33,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bagheli
3,600
Musasa
400
Chamling
300
Bantawa
300
Bine
20
Other People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (33,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bagheli 3,600
  Musasa 400
  Chamling 300
  Bantawa 300
  Bine 20
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
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 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: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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