Gangakula in India


Joshua Project has identified the Gangakula only in India

Population

1,295,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

The Gangakula are mainly a landless community. Inland fishing has been their traditional occupation, but today they are involved in other vocations. They have four gotras, or clans, namely Vyas, Valmiki, Agastya and Kashyapa. Marriage rituals include smearing of turmeric paste, tying of thali, and throwing of rice smeared in turmeric powder. They bury the dead and observe death pollution for eleven days. They are Hindu and worship gods like Shiva, Krishna, Venkateshwara, and goddesses like Gangamma, Yellamma, Maramma and Lakshmi.


Ministry Obstacles

Karnataka, the main home of the Gangakula people, has been said to be the most spiritually needy state of South India. Rural areas, especially, are gripped in poverty. More than 1,000 attacks each year are directed at Christians by Hindu militants.


Outreach Ideas

There may well be no followers of Jesus today among the Gangakula people, but there are many Christians in Karnataka. Perhaps some evangelical believers will be led by the Lord's Spirit to minister to the Gangakula community.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for any secret believes among this people group, that the Lord will protect their faith and give them hungry hearts to read, or listen to, scriptures and other good Christian resources.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for good employment opportunities for the mostly landless Gangakula people.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gangakula
People Name in Country Gangakula
Population in India 1,295,000
World Population 1,295,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ambiga, Bhoi, Gam Naik, Gamvakkal, Gangabigur, Gangamakkalu, Gangaputra, Gangauda, Gangemakkalu, Gaurimata, Gowrimatha, Kabbali, Kabbera, Kahar, Kharia, Koli
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Gangakula
Ethnic Code CNN23a
People ID 16785
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (1,220,000) Tamil Nadu (68,000) Maharashtra (27,000) Andhra Pradesh (11,000)
Goa (7,600) Telangana (4,400) Kerala (2,100) Delhi (800)
Gujarat (300) Madhya Pradesh (60) Chhattisgarh (30)
Total States on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (1,220,000) Tamil Nadu (68,000)
Maharashtra (27,000) Andhra Pradesh (11,000)
Goa (7,600) Telangana (4,400)
Kerala (2,100) Delhi (800)
Gujarat (300) Madhya Pradesh (60)
Chhattisgarh (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kannada (1,277,000) Telugu (20,000) Konkani, Goan (20,000) Konkani (11,000)
Tulu (8,700) Tamil (1,000) Malayalam (60)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 1,277,000 Telugu 20,000
Konkani, Goan 20,000 Konkani 11,000
Tulu 8,700 Tamil 1,000
Malayalam 60
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Steve Evans   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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