Nadia in India


Joshua Project has identified the Nadia only in India

Population

54,600

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Nadia people are sweepers who live in Gujarat, India's westernmost state. Today only a few are continuing their traditional occupation of making leather strips to tie a bullock to a plow. The Nadias are also wage laborers, and some are engaged in private or government service. Most have some cultivable land to grow grain crops, which are staples in their diet. Nadia communities try to make sure that their children get an education so they can have a good future. They limit their family size, and take advantage of opportunities to get modern medicine and loans.

Though the Nadia people are concerned with being economically prepared, they have failed to make provision for their eternal destiny. They are completely submerged in Hinduism, a least reached people group with few, if any, known believers.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Nadias and their subgroups will develop a hunger and thirst for more than material needs.
* Pray that they will obtain copies of the Jesus Film and the Bible, both of which are in Gujarati, a language they speak.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will bring the Nadias into a ground swell movement where they will experience the joy of worshiping the one true God.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-13
People Name General Nadia
People Name in Country Nadia
Population in India 55,000
World Population 55,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Hadi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Nadia
Ethnic Code CNN25e
People ID 17736
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (54,000) Maharashtra (1,100) Karnataka (200) Daman and Diu (100)
Tamil Nadu (40) Goa (20)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (54,000) Maharashtra (1,100)
Karnataka (200) Daman and Diu (100)
Tamil Nadu (40) Goa (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (54,000) Marathi (500) Hindi (500) Kannada (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 54,000 Marathi 500
Hindi 500 Kannada 200
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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