Gokha in India

The Gokha have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The word Gokha means cow eater. The Gokha are a scheduled caste who live in Odisha. They live in Balasore and other districts of that state. They mainly speak Oriya but some speak Hindi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Gokha are often fishermen. The women sell the fish. Their literacy level though improved is low and so the gospel may need to be given in oral form. They are poor and it is difficult for them to afford to send their children to school for higher education. They are not vegetarians and eat mutton, fish and eggs with rice. The Gokha have sub-groups and there is marriage between some of these groups. They use both traditional and modern medicines.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. Women are involved in religious and social activities.


What Are Their Needs?

The Dokha people need a relationship with Jesus Christ so they can experience abundant life.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Gokha in India.

Pray that in their poverty the Gokha will seek and find Jesus Christ. Pray that their economic situation will soon improve. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will help them to begin their own disciple making movement.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Gokha
People Name in Country Gokha
Population this Country 255,000
Population all Countries 255,000
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 11
Largest States
Odisha
249,000
West Bengal
3,700
Chhattisgarh
800
Jammu and Kashmir
500
Assam
500
Jharkhand
400
Delhi
300
Gujarat
60
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 11
  Odisha 249,000
  West Bengal 3,700
  Chhattisgarh 800
  Jammu and Kashmir 500
  Assam 500
  Jharkhand 400
  Delhi 300
  Gujarat 60
  Maharashtra 40
  Tripura 40
  Andhra Pradesh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (208,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Bengali
9,800
Hindi
800
Kashmiri
500
Ho
100
Primary Language Odia (208,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 9,800
  Hindi 800
  Kashmiri 500
  Ho 100
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  (1815-2014)
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 Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.29 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.66 %
Islam
0.04 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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