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.

Introduction / History

The traditional and primary occupation of the Ghasiya has been scavenging and agricultural labor. They are a scheduled caste, so they have low status.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Presently they are engaged in service, business or as musicians. On account of their poor economic condition, the Ghasiya do not encourage their children to study beyond primary school. Their literacy rate is low, probably below 30%.


What Are Their Beliefs?

A largely Hinduized community, they worship their ancestors and clan and village deities. They prefer consulting a sorcerer rather than utilizing modern medical facilities.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ghasiya people need to accept education so they can adjust to the 21st century.


Prayer Points

Pray for workers who know how to communicate using stories from scripture.

Pray for the faith of Ghasiya Christian believers to be protected and nurtured.

Pray for Indian Christian believers to begin a Christward movement among the Ghasiya that involves discipleship.

Pray this poor community of low caste people will be able to gain skills to make them more employable.

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)
Pronunciation GAH-shah
Population this Country 526,000
Population all Countries 528,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
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
177,000
Chhattisgarh
164,000
Odisha
135,000
West Bengal
21,000
Madhya Pradesh
9,900
Uttar Pradesh
6,900
Andhra Pradesh
3,500
Maharashtra
2,400
Uttarakhand
500
Bihar
400
Tripura
200
Himachal Pradesh
100
Delhi
100
Haryana
90
Chandigarh
90
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 19
  Jharkhand 177,000
  Chhattisgarh 164,000
  Odisha 135,000
  West Bengal 21,000
  Madhya Pradesh 9,900
  Uttar Pradesh 6,900
  Andhra Pradesh 3,500
  Maharashtra 2,400
  Uttarakhand 500
  Bihar 400
  Tripura 200
  Himachal Pradesh 100
  Delhi 100
  Haryana 90
  Chandigarh 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (194,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 30
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
Desiya
400
Kurux
400
Marathi
300
Mundari: Bhumij
300
Garhwali
200
Pengo
100
Primary Language Hindi (194,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 30
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
  Desiya 400
  Kurux 400
  Marathi 300
  Mundari: Bhumij 300
  Garhwali 200
  Pengo 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  (1835-2019)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.39 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.51 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
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 Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more