Ganda in India

The Ganda have only been reported in India
Population
1,276,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Vincey got married at 11 years of age. Among her community, the Ganda people of Orissa state, this is normal. Now she shares her time between raising children, caring for her husband and working with him in agriculture. Her husband also plays drums, another legacy of the Gandas. With these two trades, the pair will eke out a living and carry on the tradition of their Dalit community.

Vincey's cousin, Mangilal, became a follower of Christ, but he faced opposition almost immediately. No one would hire him to work on their farm. His family began to starve. Still, Mangilal held to his faith. Even when men dragged him into the street and beat him, he called on this Jesus. Vincey wonders what there is about Jesus that would give Mangilal such courage. He never had it before. She sees a change in his life: A cheerful and hopeful spirit and a caring attitude toward others. And she sees that even though he is a Dalit like she is, his believing friends accept him and love him. She wonders what would happen if she were to become a Christian too. Would her husband reject her? Would she starve? Would she be beaten like Mangilal? Would she find acceptance and respect among the other followers of Christ?


Prayer Points

* Pray that hundreds of Gandas will see hope in Christ and turn to Him.
* Pray for God to move among Ganda leaders.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-26
People Name General Ganda
People Name in Country Ganda
Population in India 1,276,000
World Population 1,276,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 25
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ahir, Gandi, Gara, Gare, Gond, Gond Gowala, Gorh, Gounr, Gour, Gowala, गंदा
People ID 19082
ROP3 Code 115336
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Group Ganda
Ethnic Code CNN25l
Total Subgroups on file 6
Largest Subgroups
Moharia
28,000
Dhuria
0
Jetha
0
Kahar
0
Kanaugh
0
Kanker
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Group Ganda
Ethnic Code CNN25l
Total Subgroups 6
  Moharia 28,000
  Dhuria 0
  Jetha 0
  Kahar 0
  Kanaugh 0
  Kanker 0
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
719,000
Chhattisgarh
331,000
Uttar Pradesh
140,000
Uttarakhand
61,000
Jharkhand
9,800
Madhya Pradesh
4,500
Assam
3,800
West Bengal
3,200
Maharashtra
2,100
Andhra Pradesh
800
Delhi
700
Manipur
100
Tripura
100
Rajasthan
100
Nagaland
90
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 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Odisha 719,000
  Chhattisgarh 331,000
  Uttar Pradesh 140,000
  Uttarakhand 61,000
  Jharkhand 9,800
  Madhya Pradesh 4,500
  Assam 3,800
  West Bengal 3,200
  Maharashtra 2,100
  Andhra Pradesh 800
  Delhi 700
  Manipur 100
  Tripura 100
  Rajasthan 100
  Nagaland 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (632,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
319,000
Chhattisgarhi
293,000
Bengali
11,000
Garhwali
6,800
Kui
5,900
Assamese
3,400
Kurux
1,200
Kuvi
1,000
Pengo
700
Mundari: Bhumij
600
Telugu
400
Marathi
400
Gondi, Northern
300
Koda
300
Bodo Parja
200
Other People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Language Odia (632,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 319,000
  Chhattisgarhi 293,000
  Bengali 11,000
  Garhwali 6,800
  Kui 5,900
  Assamese 3,400
  Kurux 1,200
  Kuvi 1,000
  Pengo 700
  Mundari: Bhumij 600
  Telugu 400
  Marathi 400
  Gondi, Northern 300
  Koda 300
  Bodo Parja 200
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2004)
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 (Talking Bibles)
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 Odia
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (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: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.79 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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