Gaddi in India


Population
664,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The name Gaddi is derived from the word gaderan, the local name for the hilly tracts of Himachal Pradesh. They are a Scheduled Tribe, and many make their living by sheep raising and farming. Divorce and remarriage are allowed. Women take part in agriculture and animal husbandry, and contribute to the family income. Gaddi villages are usually located on steep slopes. Each household consists of a nuclear family. Houses are generally two or three stories, with balconies and paved courtyards. The ground floor is used for keeping cattle, while the second story is used for living, sleeping, and cooking. The Gaddi follow Muslim or Hindu traditions, although many of their own animistic traditions are still practiced. Animal sacrifice is a common feature of their rituals.


Ministry Obstacles

The literacy rate of this tribe is probably low. The Gospel message needs to come in oral forms as well as in written forms.


Outreach Ideas

Pray that believers living near the Gaddi will not ignore their situation but instead by drawn to share Christ with them.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Gaddi have reported themselves as Christians on the Indian census. However, please pray for those who will soon come to know and follow Jesus. Pray they will live holy lives, and will learn to live in the power of God's Spirit. Pray they will be accepted by the rest of their community.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for improved living conditions for this community, with better employment opportunities.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-04
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People Name General Gaddi
People Name in Country Gaddi
Population in India 664,000
World Population 711,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 13
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gadolli, Goala, Pahari Bharmauri, Rathi, गद्दी
People ID 16770
ROP3 Code 112023
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(404,000)
Himachal Pradesh
(184,000)
Jammu and Kashmir
(39,000)
Bihar
(19,000)
Uttarakhand
(8,900)
Delhi
(8,300)
Rajasthan
(200)
Punjab
(200)
Haryana
(80)
Madhya Pradesh
(20)
Chandigarh
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Uttar Pradesh (404,000)
  Himachal Pradesh (184,000)
  Jammu and Kashmir (39,000)
  Bihar (19,000)
  Uttarakhand (8,900)
  Delhi (8,300)
  Rajasthan (200)
  Punjab (200)
  Haryana (80)
  Madhya Pradesh (20)
  Chandigarh (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (389,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Gaddi
(178,000)
Dogri
(14,000)
Awadhi
(13,000)
Bhojpuri
(12,000)
Hindi
(11,000)
Kangri
(7,200)
Bhattiyali
(6,800)
Kashmiri
(6,400)
Gujari
(5,600)
Punjabi, Eastern
(4,900)
Kanauji
(4,700)
Garhwali
(2,600)
Bhadrawahi
(1,700)
Churahi
(1,200)
Kumaoni
(1,200)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (389,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 28
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Gaddi (178,000)
  Dogri (14,000)
  Awadhi (13,000)
  Bhojpuri (12,000)
  Hindi (11,000)
  Kangri (7,200)
  Bhattiyali (6,800)
  Kashmiri (6,400)
  Gujari (5,600)
  Punjabi, Eastern (4,900)
  Kanauji (4,700)
  Garhwali (2,600)
  Bhadrawahi (1,700)
  Churahi (1,200)
  Kumaoni (1,200)
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
33.83 %
Islam
66.08 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.04 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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