Ghatole Kunbi in India

The Kunbi Ghatole have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Ghatole is one of the many subgroups of the Kunbi peoples. Ghatole refers to a hilly range, a description of their traditional homeland. Kunbi is a generic term for non-elite farmers in India's western states. They live in Maharashtra and speak Marathi, the language of this western state. Some also read and write in Devanagari. The men are not vegetarians but the women are.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work in agriculture while some are day laborers. A good many of them are landowners. When you combine all their subgroups, the Kunbis make up a good percentage of Maharashtra's population, and thus, they have quite a bit of political clout in that state. The Kunbi groups have "Other Backward Caste" or OBG status, which is somewhere in the middle of the Hindu pecking order. They are sometimes associated with the more powerful Marathi community, and they have an ongoing hostile relationship with the less powerful Dalits. The Kunbi Ghatole are endogamous. This means they prefer to marry within their community. They have an affinity for cross-cousin marriages. They allow for divorce and remarriage. Adults are cremated but children are buried at death. Sons inherit the property.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus. Hindus usually have a pragmatic approach to spirituality, worshipping the gods they believe will offer them aid and protection.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kunbi Ghatole need to become the good seed that produces 40 or 100 fold!


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kunbi Ghatole in India.

* Pray for faithful workers and intercessors for the Kunbi Ghatole community. *Pray for spiritual discernment among their leaders. * Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among them this decade.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kunbi Ghatole
People Name in Country Kunbi Ghatole
Natural Name Ghatole Kunbi
Population this Country 217,000
Population all Countries 217,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Ghatole; कुंबी घाटोले
People ID 21332
ROP3 Code 118159
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)
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 1
  Maharashtra 217,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Marathi (198,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Khandesi
18,000
Hindi
2,400
Ahirani
100
Primary Language Marathi (198,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Khandesi 18,000
  Hindi 2,400
  Ahirani 100
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2015)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
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 Marathi
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 Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.48 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.49 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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