Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Mehtar Unknown
Odiya Unknown
Kosaria Unknown
Lal Begi Unknown
Laria Unknown

Introduction

The traditional and primary occupation of the Ghasi has been scavenging and agricultural labor, but presently they are engaged in additional lines of work. Some are engaged in service, business, or as musicians. They are a Scheduled Caste. A largely Hinduized community, they worship their ancestors and clan and village deities. They prefer consulting a sorcerer rather than utilizing modern medical facilities. On account of their poor economic condition, the Ghasi do not encourage their children to study beyond primary school. Their literacy rate is low, probably below 30%.


Ministry Obstacles

The low literacy rate of the Ghasi suggests the need for the Gospel to come to them in oral form, as well as in written form.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for workers who know how to communicate using stories from scripture. The languages spoken by these people all have many good resources available, but workers are needed to take these to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A tiny handful of the Ghasi have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. These people need prayer support. Pray their faith will be protected and nurtured. They need encouragement, and they need teachers to help them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this poor community of low caste people will be able to gain skills to make them more employable. They very much need to raise their literacy rate. Pray that parents will see the importance of providing a good education for their children.


Scripture Prayers for the Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ghasiya (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Ghasiya (Hindu traditions)
World Population 445,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Boda Ghasi; Chachandi; Chauhan Rajput; Ghai; Ghasa; Ghasi; Ghasia; Ghasiara; Ghasiya; Ghasiyara; Ghati; Ghosi; Haddi; Hadi; Lodha Ghasiara; Lodha-Ghasiyara; Relli; Sachandi; Sahee; Sahi; Sanghasi; Sarathi; घसी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16823
ROP3 Code 112092
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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Jharkhand
149,000
Chhattisgarh
138,000
Odisha
114,000
West Bengal
18,000
Madhya Pradesh
8,300
Uttar Pradesh
5,800
Andhra Pradesh
3,000
Maharashtra
2,000
Uttarakhand
400
Bihar
300
Tripura
200
Himachal Pradesh
100
Tamil Nadu
100
Delhi
100
Haryana
80
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 19
  Jharkhand 149,000
  Chhattisgarh 138,000
  Odisha 114,000
  West Bengal 18,000
  Madhya Pradesh 8,300
  Uttar Pradesh 5,800
  Andhra Pradesh 3,000
  Maharashtra 2,000
  Uttarakhand 400
  Bihar 300
  Tripura 200
  Himachal Pradesh 100
  Tamil Nadu 100
  Delhi 100
  Haryana 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (196,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
104,000
Chhattisgarhi
99,000
Bengali
21,000
Sadri
16,000
Telugu
3,600
Magahi
1,600
Bhojpuri
1,000
Bagheli
600
Kui
500
Kurux
400
Marathi
300
Mundari
300
Garhwali
200
Pengo
100
Santhali
100
Primary Language Hindi (196,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia 104,000
  Chhattisgarhi 99,000
  Bengali 21,000
  Sadri 16,000
  Telugu 3,600
  Magahi 1,600
  Bhojpuri 1,000
  Bagheli 600
  Kui 500
  Kurux 400
  Marathi 300
  Mundari 300
  Garhwali 200
  Pengo 100
  Santhali 100
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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 Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.38 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.52 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.05 %
Unknown
0.04 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more