Ganda in India

Joshua Project has identified the Ganda only in India
Population
1,356,000
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 1,356,000
World Population 1,356,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 28 to 32
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
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 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
(764,000)
Chhattisgarh
(352,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(149,000)
Uttarakhand
(65,000)
Jharkhand
(10,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(4,900)
Assam
(3,800)
West Bengal
(3,400)
Maharashtra
(2,300)
Andhra Pradesh
(800)
Delhi
(800)
Tripura
(200)
Nagaland
(100)
Rajasthan
(100)
Gujarat
(80)
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 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  Odisha (764,000)
  Chhattisgarh (352,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (149,000)
  Uttarakhand (65,000)
  Jharkhand (10,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (4,900)
  Assam (3,800)
  West Bengal (3,400)
  Maharashtra (2,300)
  Andhra Pradesh (800)
  Delhi (800)
  Tripura (200)
  Nagaland (100)
  Rajasthan (100)
  Gujarat (80)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (631,000 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
(2,700)
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 (631,000 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 (2,700)
  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
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 (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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 © 2017  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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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