Gangai in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal 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

* Scripture Prayers for the Gangai in Nepal.

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.


References

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


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Gangai
People Name in Country Gangai
Population this Country 43,000
Population all Countries 49,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Achik; Ganesh; Mande; Nagesh; गंगाई
People ID 16839
ROP3 Code 112120
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (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
30,000
Mechi
12,000
Narayani
300
Gandaki
300
Seti
90
Lumbini
70
Bagmati
60
Sagarmatha
30
Dhaulagiri
30
Janakpur
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (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 30,000
  Mechi 12,000
  Narayani 300
  Gandaki 300
  Seti 90
  Lumbini 70
  Bagmati 60
  Sagarmatha 30
  Dhaulagiri 30
  Janakpur 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (33,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Bagheli
3,500
Musasa
400
Chamling
300
Bantawa
300
Lhowa: Bahragaunle
20
Rajbanshi
20
Primary Language Nepali (33,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Bagheli 3,500
  Musasa 400
  Chamling 300
  Bantawa 300
  Lhowa: Bahragaunle 20
  Rajbanshi 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  (1914-2012)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
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 %
* From latest Nepal 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


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