Gauda in India

The Gauda have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Hindu Gauda people live primarily in in the Indian state of Odisha. Many Gauda cultivate land that they own. Their main occupations are agricultural work and cattle herding. Educated Gauda are employed in professions like medicine, law, engineering, computer science, and politics. Their languages are Oriya and Hindi.


Ministry Obstacles

When the Gauda become believers, they may be shunned by their Hindu families. This may result in a loss of income and social contacts.


Outreach Ideas

Bibles, literature and radio programs exist in Oriya. Hindu background believers can share with the Gauda the blessings of knowing Christ and having one's sins forgiven.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray that the tiny number of Gauda believers will be trained in the ways of the Lord. Pray they reach out to their brothers and sisters with the gospel.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for the Lord to bless the Gauda people physically and spiritually.
* Pray that the leaders on the Gauda leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead the other Gauda to live in ways that please Him


Scripture Prayers for the Gauda in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-01-04
People Name General Gauda
People Name in Country Gauda
Pronunciation GO-dah
World Population 2,007,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 40
Alternate Names Gaora; Gaude; Gaudo; Gaura; Gavara Naidu; Gouda; Gour; Gowri; Gowri Puthrulu; Gowriyulu; Nau Hindu; Potro; गौड़ा
People ID 16800
ROP3 Code 112063
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
1,535,000
Jharkhand
390,000
Karnataka
27,000
Chhattisgarh
15,000
Goa
11,000
Andhra Pradesh
8,900
Tripura
6,900
Assam
5,000
West Bengal
4,400
Delhi
1,000
Maharashtra
900
Manipur
700
Arunachal Pradesh
200
Madhya Pradesh
200
Gujarat
100
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 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Odisha 1,535,000
  Jharkhand 390,000
  Karnataka 27,000
  Chhattisgarh 15,000
  Goa 11,000
  Andhra Pradesh 8,900
  Tripura 6,900
  Assam 5,000
  West Bengal 4,400
  Delhi 1,000
  Maharashtra 900
  Manipur 700
  Arunachal Pradesh 200
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Gujarat 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (1,579,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
244,000
Bengali
65,000
Chhattisgarhi
44,000
Kannada
20,000
Konkani, Goan
11,000
Kui
10,000
Konkani
7,700
Telugu
7,200
Magahi
3,500
Kudmali
3,400
Bhatri
3,000
Assamese
3,000
Kurux
3,000
Pengo
2,800
Powari
1,300
Primary Language Odia (1,579,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 244,000
  Bengali 65,000
  Chhattisgarhi 44,000
  Kannada 20,000
  Konkani, Goan 11,000
  Kui 10,000
  Konkani 7,700
  Telugu 7,200
  Magahi 3,500
  Kudmali 3,400
  Bhatri 3,000
  Assamese 3,000
  Kurux 3,000
  Pengo 2,800
  Powari 1,300
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2014)
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 Odia
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
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)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ODIA - Oriya
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.08 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.82 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.10 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2020  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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