The Gaderia have virtually abandoned their traditional occupation of rearing sheep and goats. They are now mainly engaged as laborers in masonry work, while some are involved in animal husbandry. The Brahmin are engaged for performing at birth, marriage and death rites and for imparting religious teachings. The Gaderia accept and exchange water and food with all other local communities except the Chura, Chamar and Deha.
Low literacy rates can be an obstacle to the Gospel, but not necessarily. If oral means of communication are effectively used, individuals can readily understand.
Christian workers need to carry the message of Christ to the Gadaria community using stories from Scripture, as well as Gospel recordings and films.
There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Gadaria at the present time, but pray for those the Lord will soon bring to himself. Pray He is preparing teachers and pastors for them, and will also provide Scriptures and other study materials for them. Pray they will have teachable hearts.
Pray for the Hindu Gadaria community to be able to care well for their families. Pray also for the widow and orphans among them, that they will be well cared for.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Gadaria (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Gadaria (Hindu traditions)|
|Population in Nepal||7,800|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Alternate Names||Balra, Barela, Beghela, Bhediyar, Chandalia, Dhangar, Gadaria, Gadaria/Gaderia, Gaddi, Gaderi, Gaderia, Gaderiya, Gadhayia, Gadri, Gairi, Ganeri, Garhi, Gari, Gavala, Gawaria, Ghosi, H, Intafarash, Kabir, Kalandia, Kurumvar, Kurumwar, Pal, Pal Shatriya, Pal/Gareri, Paul, Pradhan, Purbia, Shiviya, गडरिया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Total States on file||11|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Maithili (3,700 speakers)|
|Language Code||mai Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Maithili|
Primary Language: Maithili
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2010)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Maithili|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Good News (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Maithili|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: jivən səndesh|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible (Bibles India)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|