Garo (A-chik Mande) in India

Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Garo (A-chik Mande)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,241,000
World Population: 1,694,000
Primary Language: Garo
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 95.32 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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.

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