Ghanchi (Muslim traditions) in India

The Ghanchi (Muslim traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Pinjara 3,300
Ghanchi 800

Introduction / History

Ghanchi (aka. Gaanchi) people by tradition manufacture cooking oil. They came with the Mongols when they invaded to supply oil for the army. They later came to live in Gujarat.


Where Are they Located?

Ghanchi people live in Gujarat, Mumbai, and Rajasthan in India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Rajasthan, the Ghanchi name supposedly came from "ghanch" meaning a traditional oil pressing machine. They get the cooking oil from seeds. Many work in oil pressing and agriculture. Many have become businessmen and work in transportation. Some have moved to Mumbai where there are more job opportunities.
Ghanchi Muslims are a close community, marrying near relatives.

They speak Urdu and Hindi. In Mumbai the Kadiwal Muslim Ghanchi Community Hall helps the Ghanchi community to come together. They have a caste association for the entire state.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Ghanchi are Sunni Muslims.


What Are Their Needs?

The greatest need of the Ghanchi people is to know the one true God who loves them and paid the full penalty for all their sins.
Audio and visual Bible resources exist in the Urdu and Hindi languages. Someone needs to reach Ganchi people with these resources.


Prayer Points

* Please pray that believers will go to the Ghanchi Muslim people in friendship and love and earn the privilege to give them the gospel message.
* Pray that existing Indian churches will produce many disciples among Ghanchi people.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement to emerge among this community.


References

kadiwalghanchimumbai.org
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghanchi_Muslim


Profile Source:   Karen Hightower  

People Name General Ghanchi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Ghanchi (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 124,000
World Population 124,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Gancha, Garancha, Ghainshi, Teli, Wansfoda, घनची (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17539
ROP3 Code 112961
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Gujarat
98,000
Maharashtra
26,000
Rajasthan
1,000
Daman and Diu
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Gujarat 98,000
  Maharashtra 26,000
  Rajasthan 1,000
  Daman and Diu 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (93,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Urdu
28,000
Kacchi
500
Marathi
500
Mewari
300
Merwari
80
Marwari
70
Other People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (93,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 28,000
  Kacchi 500
  Marathi 500
  Mewari 300
  Merwari 80
  Marwari 70
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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