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.
Ghanchi people live in Gujarat, Mumbai, and Rajasthan in India.
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.
The Ghanchi are Sunni Muslims.
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.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Karen Hightower|
|People Name General||Ghanchi (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Ghanchi (Muslim traditions)|
|Population in India||124,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Gancha, Garancha, Ghainshi, Teli, Wansfoda, घनची (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Gujarati (93,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||guj Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Gujarati
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1820-1985)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||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|