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Ganda in India

Ganda

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,331,000 Odia Hinduism 0.20 % Unknown   

Ganda in India

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Introduction / History
Vincey got married at 11 years of age. Among her community, the Ganda people of Orissa state, this is normal. Now she shares her time between raising children, caring for her husband and working with him in agriculture. Her husband also plays drums, another legacy of the Gandas. With these two trades, the pair will eke out a living and carry on the tradition of their Dalit community.

Vincey's cousin, Mangilal, became a follower of Christ, but he faced opposition almost immediately. No one would hire him to work on their farm. His family began to starve. Still, Mangilal held to his faith. Even when men dragged him into the street and beat him, he called on this Jesus. Vincey wonders what there is about Jesus that would give Mangilal such courage. He never had it before. She sees a change in his life: A cheerful and hopeful spirit and a caring attitude toward others. And she sees that even though he is a Dalit like she is, his believing friends accept him and love him. She wonders what would happen if she were to become a Christian too. Would her husband reject her? Would she starve? Would she be beaten like Mangilal? Would she find acceptance and respect among the other followers of Christ?

Prayer Points
* Pray that hundreds of Gandas will see hope in Christ and turn to Him.
* Pray for God to move among Ganda leaders.

References
Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-26
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,331,000
Largest States:
Odisha (754,000)Chhattisgarh (343,000)
Uttar Pradesh (145,000)Uttarakhand (63,000)
Jharkhand (10,000)Madhya Pradesh (4,700)
Assam (3,700)West Bengal (3,300)
Maharashtra (2,200)Andhra Pradesh (800)
Total States on file:21
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ganda
People Name General: Ganda
Alternate People Names:
AhirGandi
GaraGare
GondGond Gowala
GorhGounr
GourGowala
गंदा
ROP3 Code: 115336
Joshua Project People ID: 19082
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,331,000
Population all Countries: 1,331,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Oriya
People Name General: Ganda
Ethnic Code: CNN25l
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Odia (641,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (316,000)Chhattisgarhi (291,000)
Kui (11,000)Garhwali (6,800)
Bengali (4,100)Assamese (2,700)
Kuvi (2,300)Mundari: Bhumij (2,000)
Kurux (1,600)Pengo (1,100)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 24
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.20 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.80 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1811-1956
New Testament:
1809-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1815-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Ganda in India

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