Garoda, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Garoda, Hindu only in India

Population

141,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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 The earlier practice of child marriage has been replaced by adult marriage.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.

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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Garoda, Hindu
People Name in Country Garoda, Hindu
ROP3 Code 112057
Joshua Project People ID 16794
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 141,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Borikar, Deshi, Garadiga, Garda, Gare, Garg, Garo, Garubar, Garuda, Garudi, Garwadi, Guru, Gurwa, Jadibutiwale, Joshi, Madari, Madukali, Modikar, Pandiya,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 82,710 Marwari 33,080 Hindi 17,280 Kachchi 2,510
Marathi 1,937 Dhundari 1,400 Mewari 1,120 Shekhawati 780
Bagri 640 Konkani, Goan 525 Kannada 313 Telugu 260
Haroti 70 Konkani 55
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Garoda, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25e
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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%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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