Gokha (Hindu traditions) in India

The Gokha (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Gokha are a scheduled caste who live in Orissa in India. They live in Balasore and other districts of that state. The word Gokha means cow eater. They speak Oriya mainly but some speak Hindi. They are not vegetarians and eat mutton, fish and eggs with rice as a cereal.

The Gokha do fishing mainly. The women sell the fish. Women are also involved in religious and social activities. Their literacy level though improved is low and so the gospel may need to be given in oral form too. They are poor and it is difficult for them to afford to send their children to school for further education.

The Gokha have sub-groups and there is marriage between some of these groups. They use traditional and modern medicines and family planning. Hinduism is their religion.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Gokha (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that the Gokha in their poverty come to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that their economic situation may improve.
* Pray that gospel recordings will bring them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gokha (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Gokha (Hindu traditions)
World Population 238,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Gokhodia, गोखा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16851
ROP3 Code 112132
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 10
Largest States
Odisha
230,000
West Bengal
3,200
Chhattisgarh
600
Assam
500
Jharkhand
300
Delhi
200
Gujarat
50
Maharashtra
40
Tripura
40
Andhra Pradesh
30
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 10
  Odisha 230,000
  West Bengal 3,200
  Chhattisgarh 600
  Assam 500
  Jharkhand 300
  Delhi 200
  Gujarat 50
  Maharashtra 40
  Tripura 40
  Andhra Pradesh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (220,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bengali
10,000
Hindi
2,500
Kurux
300
Ho
300
Santhali: Karmali
100
Pengo
60
Assamese
20
Primary Language Odia (220,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 10,000
  Hindi 2,500
  Kurux 300
  Ho 300
  Santhali: Karmali 100
  Pengo 60
  Assamese 20
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2004)
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 Odia
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.14 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.29 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.57 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.