Gauda in India

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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Gauda
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,369,000
World Population: 2,369,000
Primary Language: Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.08 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:


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

Text Source:   Keith Carey