Gangai in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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.


References

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


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Gangai
People Name in Country Gangai
Population in Nepal 37,000
World Population 41,700
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, 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
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Karen Hightower  
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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