Garo (A-chik Mande) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Subgroups: 6

Subgroup Name Population
Momin 39,000
Areng 38,000
Sangma 38,000
Murin 36,000
Shira 36,000
Marak 2,200

Introduction / History

The Garo are a scheduled tribe in Meghalaya in India. They speak Garo. In Assam, the Garo speak Garo and Assamese. In Nagaland they speak Nagamese and read and write in Roman. In Tripura they speak Bengali and Kakbarak. In West Bengal they read and write Bengali.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They eat pork and beef and for a cereal they eat rice. Women help with agriculture and property follows the female lineage but men are in charge of it. Cultivation is the main work of the Garo.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Garo are Christian. They usually work in agriculture.


What Are Their Needs?

The Garo people need to make disciples who will make more disciples.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Garo Christians give the gospel message to non-Christians in India.
Pray they are protected from natural disasters.
Pray for Garo disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Garo (A-chik Mande) in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Garo (A-chik Mande)
People Name in Country Garo (A-chik Mande)
Alternate Names Achik; Garrow; Mande; Mandi; गरो
Population this Country 1,317,000
Population all Countries 1,416,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11826
ROP3 Code 103233
ROP25 Code 302587
ROP25 Name Garo (Mande, Achik)
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 13
Largest States
Meghalaya
1,090,000
Assam
191,000
Tripura
15,000
Nagaland
2,800
West Bengal
2,600
Mizoram
900
Arunachal Pradesh
800
Delhi
300
Andaman and Nicobar
70
Manipur
60
Chandigarh
10
Punjab
10
Himachal Pradesh
10
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Meghalaya 1,090,000
  Assam 191,000
  Tripura 15,000
  Nagaland 2,800
  West Bengal 2,600
  Mizoram 900
  Arunachal Pradesh 800
  Delhi 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 70
  Manipur 60
  Chandigarh 10
  Punjab 10
  Himachal Pradesh 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.40 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
95.32 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
1.91 %
Islam
0.40 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
1.94 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Garo (1,059,000 speakers)
Language Code grt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 75
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Assamese
7,200
Khasi
5,300
Bengali
2,600
Hindi
1,300
Kok Borok
900
Boro (India)
600
Koch
500
Rabha
500
Nepali
300
Karbi
200
Pnar
200
Adi
100
Mizo
100
English
100
Sadri
70
Primary Language Garo (1,059,000 speakers)
Language Code grt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 75
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Assamese 7,200
  Khasi 5,300
  Bengali 2,600
  Hindi 1,300
  Kok Borok 900
  Boro (India) 600
  Koch 500
  Rabha 500
  Nepali 300
  Karbi 200
  Pnar 200
  Adi 100
  Mizo 100
  English 100
  Sadri 70
People Groups Speaking Garo
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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