Lodha in Nepal






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 Nepal 9,600
World Population 6,683,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown 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
People ID 17378
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (4,600) Bheri (3,300) Mahakali (1,000) Seti (700)
Kosi (500) Mechi (300) Rapti (300) Sagarmatha (40)
Bagmati (40)
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lumbini (4,600) Bheri (3,300)
Mahakali (1,000) Seti (700)
Kosi (500) Mechi (300)
Rapti (300) Sagarmatha (40)
Bagmati (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Awadhi (3,800) Nepali (3,200) Bhojpuri (2,900) Maithili (600)
Hindi (300) Bengali (40) Kumaoni (40) Rajbanshi (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Awadhi 3,800 Nepali 3,200
Bhojpuri 2,900 Maithili 600
Hindi 300 Bengali 40
Kumaoni 40 Rajbanshi 30
Bantawa 10
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1820-1911)
New Testament Yes   (1996)
Complete Bible Yes   (2000-2005)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Awadhi Language Film
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Awadhi
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League

Major Religion Percent
0.19 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.81 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
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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