Lodha in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Lodha are an agricultural community. Besides cultivation, they rear 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 the Lodha community will be able to provide well for their families, with adequate food, shelter, and opportunities for schooling for their children.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lodha
People Name in Country Lodha
Population in India 6,673,000
World Population 6,683,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Balasaria, Baleshahi, Bhagat, Bhara, Gagan, Kanwan, Kawandal, Kharia, Lodhi Rajput, Mahalodhi, Mandi, Parhiar, Parihar, Radha
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Lodha
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (5,378,000) Awadhi (396,000) Kanauji (206,000) Chhattisgarhi (174,000)
Bundeli (123,000) Bhojpuri (58,000) Bengali (53,000) Haroti: Harauti (52,000)
Braj Bhasha (26,000) Malvi (25,000) Marathi (21,000) Dhundari (21,000)
Telugu (20,000) Garhwali (20,000) Oriya (12,000) Bagheli (11,000)
Marwari (9,700) Kharia (9,200) Nimadi (8,500) Kumaoni (6,100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 5,378,000 Awadhi 396,000
Kanauji 206,000 Chhattisgarhi 174,000
Bundeli 123,000 Bhojpuri 58,000
Bengali 53,000 Haroti: Harauti 52,000
Braj Bhasha 26,000 Malvi 25,000
Marathi 21,000 Dhundari 21,000
Telugu 20,000 Garhwali 20,000
Oriya 12,000 Bagheli 11,000
Marwari 9,700 Kharia 9,200
Nimadi 8,500 Kumaoni 6,100
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.26 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.73 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.01 %
Photo Source: Anonymous   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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