Lodha in India

Population

6,673,000

Christian

0.26%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

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
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
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
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 (52,000)
Malvi (25,000) Marathi (21,000) Dhundari (21,000) Telugu (20,000)
Garhwali (20,000) Bai, Southern (19,000) Oriya (12,000) Bagheli (11,000)
Marwari (9,700) Kharia (9,200) Nimadi (8,500) Braj Bhasha (6,900)
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 52,000
Malvi 25,000 Marathi 21,000
Dhundari 21,000 Telugu 20,000
Garhwali 20,000 Bai, Southern 19,000
Oriya 12,000 Bagheli 11,000
Marwari 9,700 Kharia 9,200
Nimadi 8,500 Braj Bhasha 6,900
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.26%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.73%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.01%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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