Ghosi (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
175,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Three-year-old Saif sat on his haunches beside his mother staring intently at her swift, gentle hands coursing the creamy milk from the brown cow's full udder. Swish! Saif giggled heartily as she squirted a bit of the cow's milk towards his mouth. This was a rare occasion since the milk was not only for their use, but was the family's business. Later, they would make their way to homes nearby and sell the milk to neighbors. Saif's mother was fortunate that she didn't have to make the long trek to town as some of her friends did in order to sell milk. This has been the life of the Muslim Ghosi people for centuries.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Formerly thought to have been Hindu, they have all become Muslim. There are tracts, a fully translated Bible, and many other resources for hearing of the One who loves them and died and rose again for them. But they do not hear. There are spiritual obstacles that keep them away from their Savior.


Prayer Points

Pray that prayer warriors will be raised up who will faithfully intercede for the hard ground of the Ghosi heart to be tilled and softened. Pray that Christ's followers will be called to tell the story about Jesus to everyone in a culturally relevant way, simple and appealing, to this tiny speck of humanity.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-20
People Name General Ghosi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Ghosi (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 175,000
World Population 203,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4 to 5
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Gaddi Ghosi, Gujar Ghosi, घोसी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17543
ROP3 Code 112965
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 8
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(164,000)
Uttarakhand
(4,900)
Madhya Pradesh
(3,900)
Delhi
(1,200)
Rajasthan
(600)
Haryana
(400)
Punjab
(100)
Chandigarh
(10)
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 8
  Uttar Pradesh (164,000)
  Uttarakhand (4,900)
  Madhya Pradesh (3,900)
  Delhi (1,200)
  Rajasthan (600)
  Haryana (400)
  Punjab (100)
  Chandigarh (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (165,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
(5,700)
Awadhi
(1,200)
Garhwali
(600)
Merwari
(300)
Punjabi, Eastern
(100)
Bundeli
(100)
Malvi
(100)
Dhundari
(50)
Marwari
(50)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (165,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri (5,700)
  Awadhi (1,200)
  Garhwali (600)
  Merwari (300)
  Punjabi, Eastern (100)
  Bundeli (100)
  Malvi (100)
  Dhundari (50)
  Marwari (50)
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
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 Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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