Ganda in India

The Ganda 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: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Moharia 89,000

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Ganda in India.

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 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-11-12
People Name General Ganda
People Name in Country Ganda
Pronunciation gahn-DAH
Population this Country 1,471,000
Population all Countries 1,471,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 29
Alternate Names Ahir; Gandi; Gara; Gare; Gond; Gond Gowala; Gorh; Gounr; Gour; Gowala; गंदा
People ID 19082
ROP3 Code 115336
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
770,000
Chhattisgarh
447,000
Uttar Pradesh
156,000
Uttarakhand
71,000
Jharkhand
14,000
Assam
4,500
West Bengal
3,900
Madhya Pradesh
1,500
Andhra Pradesh
900
Manipur
900
Delhi
800
Maharashtra
700
Tripura
200
Nagaland
100
Rajasthan
100
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 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Odisha 770,000
  Chhattisgarh 447,000
  Uttar Pradesh 156,000
  Uttarakhand 71,000
  Jharkhand 14,000
  Assam 4,500
  West Bengal 3,900
  Madhya Pradesh 1,500
  Andhra Pradesh 900
  Manipur 900
  Delhi 800
  Maharashtra 700
  Tripura 200
  Nagaland 100
  Rajasthan 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (609,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
350,000
Chhattisgarhi
276,000
Bengali
10,000
Garhwali
6,800
Assamese
3,100
Kui
600
Desiya
500
Kurux
500
Gondi, Northern
400
Kuvi
300
Mundari: Bhumij
200
Bhatri
100
Koda
100
Telugu
50
Marathi
50
Primary Language Odia (609,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 350,000
  Chhattisgarhi 276,000
  Bengali 10,000
  Garhwali 6,800
  Assamese 3,100
  Kui 600
  Desiya 500
  Kurux 500
  Gondi, Northern 400
  Kuvi 300
  Mundari: Bhumij 200
  Bhatri 100
  Koda 100
  Telugu 50
  Marathi 50
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  (1815-2014)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.69 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.27 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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