Gokha (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Gokha (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
242,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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)
Population in India 242,000
World Population 242,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Gokhodia, गोखा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16851
ROP3 Code 112132
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Odisha
(237,000)
West Bengal
(3,000)
Chhattisgarh
(700)
Assam
(500)
Delhi
(200)
Jharkhand
(200)
Gujarat
(50)
Maharashtra
(40)
Andhra Pradesh
(30)
Tripura
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Odisha (237,000)
  West Bengal (3,000)
  Chhattisgarh (700)
  Assam (500)
  Delhi (200)
  Jharkhand (200)
  Gujarat (50)
  Maharashtra (40)
  Andhra Pradesh (30)
  Tripura (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (227,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Bengali
(1,400)
Ho
(1,300)
Hindi
(900)
Kurux
(300)
Mundari: Bhumij
(300)
Santhali: Karmali
(300)
Pengo
(60)
Assamese
(20)
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (227,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Bengali (1,400)
  Ho (1,300)
  Hindi (900)
  Kurux (300)
  Mundari: Bhumij (300)
  Santhali: Karmali (300)
  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
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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