Gadaria, Hindu in India







Largest Religion

Main Language


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The Gaderia have virtually abandoned their traditional occupation of rearing sheep and goats. They are now mainly engaged as laborers in masonry work, while some are involved in animal husbandry. The Brahman are engaged for performing at birth, marriage and death rites and for imparting religious teachings. The Gaderia accept and exchange water and food with all other local communities except the Chura, Chamar and Deha.

Ministry Obstacles

Low literacy rates can be an obstacle to the Gospel, but not necessarily. If oral means of communication are effectively used, individuals can readily understand.

Outreach Ideas

Christian workers need to carry the message of Christ to the Gadaria community using stories from Scripture, as well as Gospel recordings and films.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Gadaria at the present time, but pray for those the Lord will soon bring to himself. Pray He is preparing teachers and pastors for them, and will also provide Scriptures and other study materials for them. Pray they will have teachable hearts.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Hindu Gadaria community to be able to care well for their families. Pray also for the widow and orphans among them, that they will be well cared for.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Gadaria, Hindu
People Name in Country Gadaria, Hindu
Population in India 6,391,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Balra, Barela, Bhediyar, Chandalia, Dhangar, Gaddi, Gaderi, Gaderia, Gadri, Gairi, Ganeri, Garhi, Gari, Gavala, Ghosi, Kabir, Kalandia, Kurumvar, Pal, Pradhan, Purbia, Shiviya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Gadaria, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (4,908,000) Bhojpuri (405,000) Awadhi (307,000) Kanauji (294,000)
Mewari (123,000) Bundeli (79,000) Chhattisgarhi (46,000) Marwari (46,000)
Malvi (42,000) Bagheli (30,000) Maithili (25,000) Dhundari (20,000)
Garhwali (19,000) Bengali (18,000) Kumaoni (18,000) Bai, Southern (17,000)
Magahi (15,000) Angika (10,000) Haroti (6,500) Oriya (4,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 4,908,000 Bhojpuri 405,000
Awadhi 307,000 Kanauji 294,000
Mewari 123,000 Bundeli 79,000
Chhattisgarhi 46,000 Marwari 46,000
Malvi 42,000 Bagheli 30,000
Maithili 25,000 Dhundari 20,000
Garhwali 19,000 Bengali 18,000
Kumaoni 18,000 Bai, Southern 17,000
Magahi 15,000 Angika 10,000
Haroti 6,500 Oriya 4,500
Largest Religion Hinduism
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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