Lodha (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.

Subgroups: 17 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Jariya 1,492,000
Patariha 503,000
Mathuria 392,000
Shyamvedi Gaur 79,000
Kathak Vaish 77,000
Khatiya 77,000
Adi Gaur 64,000
Bhatela 64,000
Bichauri 63,000
Singraur 63,000

Introduction

The Lodha are an agricultural community. Besides cultivation, they raise cattle, work as agricultural laborers and make ropes. Some claim their descent from Lav, the son of Lord Rama. In some areas, the girls are tattooed at an early age on the chin and forehand. The Lodha are moderately educated.


Ministry Obstacles

Nominal Christianity may have caused these people to have a misunderstanding as to what it means to follow Christ.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for workers to take the Gospel message to these people in both oral and written form.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Lodha community, that they will be united in love around truth, growing in numbers and in maturity. Pray they will put on the full armor of God, including the shield of faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Lodha families and clans into a rich experience of God's blessings. Pray they will be able to provide well for their families, with adequate food, shelter, and opportunities for schooling for their children.


Scripture Prayers for the Lodha (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-01-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-09-09
People Name General Lodha (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation LODE-hah
World Population 6,641,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 132
Alternate Names Balasaria; Baleshahi; Banbate; Bhagat; Bhara; Gagan; Kanwan; Kawandal; Kharia; Kisan; Lodh; Lodh Rajput; Lodhe; Lodhey; Lodhha; Lodhi; Lodhi Rajput; Madha Lodhe; Mahalodhi; Mandi; Parhiar; Parihar; Radha; Sabar; Savar; Tomar; लोढ़ा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17378
ROP3 Code 112773
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - other
People Group Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 17 (only 15 largest shown)
  Jariya 1,492,000
  Patariha 503,000
  Mathuria 392,000
  Shyamvedi Gaur 79,000
  Kathak Vaish 77,000
  Khatiya 77,000
  Adi Gaur 64,000
  Bhatela 64,000
  Bichauri 63,000
  Singraur 63,000
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 14
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
3,977,000
Madhya Pradesh
1,788,000
Rajasthan
305,000
Chhattisgarh
302,000
Maharashtra
131,000
Uttarakhand
48,000
Delhi
26,000
Telangana
25,000
Haryana
1,700
Gujarat
1,300
Bihar
900
Andaman and Nicobar
700
Punjab
100
Daman and Diu
10
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 14
  Uttar Pradesh 3,977,000
  Madhya Pradesh 1,788,000
  Rajasthan 305,000
  Chhattisgarh 302,000
  Maharashtra 131,000
  Uttarakhand 48,000
  Delhi 26,000
  Telangana 25,000
  Haryana 1,700
  Gujarat 1,300
  Bihar 900
  Andaman and Nicobar 700
  Punjab 100
  Daman and Diu 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (5,323,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Awadhi
385,000
Kanauji
214,000
Chhattisgarhi
194,000
Bundeli
139,000
Marathi
69,000
Haroti: Harauti
65,000
Bhojpuri
60,000
Malvi
28,000
Braj Bhasha
27,000
Telugu
23,000
Dhundari
21,000
Garhwali
20,000
Bagheli
13,000
Marwari
13,000
Nimadi
8,000
Primary Language Hindi (5,323,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 27
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Awadhi 385,000
  Kanauji 214,000
  Chhattisgarhi 194,000
  Bundeli 139,000
  Marathi 69,000
  Haroti: Harauti 65,000
  Bhojpuri 60,000
  Malvi 28,000
  Braj Bhasha 27,000
  Telugu 23,000
  Dhundari 21,000
  Garhwali 20,000
  Bagheli 13,000
  Marwari 13,000
  Nimadi 8,000
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  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
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 Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
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 Hindi
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)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* 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 Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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