Garoda, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Garoda, Hindu only in India

Population

142,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

The Garoda are strictly vegetarian, and their staple cereals are wheat and bajra. They have territorial subgroups, which are also marriage circles and marriages are to occur only within these marriage circles. Common surnames include Srimali, Sharma, Gandhi, Pandiya, Srigaur, Purani, etc. Their women mainly do household work. The earlier practice of child marriage has been replaced by adult marriage. Traditionally, the Garoda are priests to the Vankar, Chamar, Khalpa, Nadia, Turi, Tirgar, and Shenva communities, who also engage them as astrologers. Each of the Garoda gotras (clans) is associated with a specific deity.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of Christian workers who are well prepared for the task is usually a hindrance as the Gospel goes forth in the world.


Outreach Ideas

The Garoda have a fairly high literacy rate. Printed presentations of the Gospel will be useful, as well as oral presentations. Workers are needed.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Garoda have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. There may possibly be a few hidden Christians. Please pray the Lord will soon send workers to tell these people about his Son, Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Garoda community will soon be completely set free from superstition and the influence of evil spiritual forces.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Garoda, Hindu
People Name in Country Garoda, Hindu
Population in India 142,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Borikar, Deshi, Garadiga, Garda, Gare, Garg, Garo, Garubar, Garuda, Garudi, Garwadi, Guru, Gurwa, Jadibutiwale, Joshi, Madari, Madukali, Modikar, Pandiya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Garoda, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati (83,000) Marwari (32,000) Hindi (17,000) Kachchi (2,500)
Marathi (1,900) Dhundari (1,400) Merwari (1,200) Mewari (1,100)
Shekhawati (800) Bagri (600) Konkani, Goan (500) Kannada (300)
Telugu (300) Haroti (70) Konkani (60)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 83,000 Marwari 32,000
Hindi 17,000 Kachchi 2,500
Marathi 1,900 Dhundari 1,400
Merwari 1,200 Mewari 1,100
Shekhawati 800 Bagri 600
Konkani, Goan 500 Kannada 300
Telugu 300 Haroti 70
Konkani 60
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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