Toda in India

Joshua Project has identified the Toda only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Where are they Located?

They are located in villages of 10 houses or so near Ooty, India.

What are Their Lives Like?

They get their livelihood from buffalo. Many live in government built houses.

What are Their Beliefs?

They worship the buffalo, and lots of Hindu gods. Around 2 percent are said to be Christian by their own report.

What are Their Needs?

Someone who can live with them and minister the Gospel to them.


Author's personal visit.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Toda
People Name in Country Toda
Population in India 1,700
World Population 1,700
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Toda Christian, Tora
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Toda
Ethnic Code CNN23z
People ID 18265
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (1,600) Karnataka (100) Telangana (20) Maharashtra (20)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu (1,600) Karnataka (100)
Telangana (20) Maharashtra (20)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  11  (up to 20 largest shown)
Toda (1,200) Tamil (400) Kannada (90) Tulu (30)
Telugu (20) Malayalam (20) Gondi, Southern (10) Marathi
Hindi Sanskrit Bhili
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Toda 1,200 Tamil 400
Kannada 90 Tulu 30
Telugu 20 Malayalam 20
Gondi, Southern 10 Marathi 0
Hindi 0 Sanskrit 0
Bhili 0
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1897-1910)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.18 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
98.82 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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