Ghanchi (Muslim traditions) in India

The Ghanchi (Muslim traditions) 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.

Subgroups: 12 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Wansfoda 11,000
Pinjara 3,600
Ghanchi 800
Ahmedabadi Unknown
Bharuchi Unknown
Champaneri Unknown
Khambati Unknown
Modh Unknown
Pancholi Unknown
Patni Unknown

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Ghanchi (Muslim traditions) in India.


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 this Country 147,000
Population all Countries 147,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Gancha; Garancha; Ghainshi; Teli; Wansfoda; घनची (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17539
ROP3 Code 112961
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Muslim - other
People Group Ghanchi (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 12
  Wansfoda 11,000
  Pinjara 3,600
  Ghanchi 800
  Ahmedabadi 0
  Bharuchi 0
  Champaneri 0
  Khambati 0
  Modh 0
  Pancholi 0
  Patni 0
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 4
Largest States
Gujarat
115,000
Maharashtra
30,000
Rajasthan
1,100
Daman and Diu
30
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 4
  Gujarat 115,000
  Maharashtra 30,000
  Rajasthan 1,100
  Daman and Diu 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (94,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Urdu
28,000
Marathi
700
Kacchi
500
Mewari
300
Marwari
200
Primary Language Gujarati (94,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 28,000
  Marathi 700
  Kacchi 500
  Mewari 300
  Marwari 200
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  (1823-2021)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
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 %
* 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 Karen Hightower  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more