Gosangi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Gosangi (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
24,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Gosangi community has been known to be caretakers of cattle, or perhaps in the business of selling beef in Andhra Pradesh, India. Traditionally they were village servants who maintained water ponds and tanks. Those who have a good education are now teachers, bank managers, police officers, or agricultural administrators. Sometimes their children work for pay.

In earlier days, they practiced child marriages, but now only adults marry around 18-20 years of age. The rules of whom can marry who is regulated by community rules. Women contribute to the family income, participate in economic activities, and they are given decision-making powers within the family.

This community probably has higher status than many scheduled castes since they are given free access to all public places like schools, Hindu temples, and roads.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gosangi community has a good chance of hearing the gospel. There are Christians among them. They listen to the radio, visit movie theaters, and watch TV. They speak Telegu, a language which has Christian materials available for all of these forms of media.


Prayer Points

* Pray for these materials to become readily available to the Gosangi people.
* Pray that Gosangi believers will introduce their Hindu neighbors to the King of kings.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Gosangi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Gosangi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 24,000
World Population 24,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gosangiwar, Gosangollu, Gosika, Gosikallu, Gosikollu, गोसांगी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16863
ROP3 Code 112145
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Telangana
(17,000)
Karnataka
(2,600)
Tamil Nadu
(1,900)
Odisha
(1,600)
Kerala
(400)
Andhra Pradesh
(200)
Maharashtra
(100)
Goa
(20)
Puducherry
(10)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Telangana (17,000)
  Karnataka (2,600)
  Tamil Nadu (1,900)
  Odisha (1,600)
  Kerala (400)
  Andhra Pradesh (200)
  Maharashtra (100)
  Goa (20)
  Puducherry (10)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Telugu (21,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Kannada
(1,100)
Odia
(800)
Tamil
(500)
Malayalam
(200)
Marathi
(80)
People Groups Speaking Telugu
Primary Language Telugu (21,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Kannada (1,100)
  Odia (800)
  Tamil (500)
  Malayalam (200)
  Marathi (80)
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1854-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
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 Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
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
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 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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