Gaddi (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Brahmin 16,000
Rajput 16,000

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Gaddi (Muslim traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-23
People Name General Gaddi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Gaddi (Muslim traditions)
World Population 487,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Gadolli, Goala, Pahari Bharmauri, Rathi, गद्दी
People ID 16770
ROP3 Code 112023
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
403,000
Bihar
19,000
Uttarakhand
8,800
Jammu and Kashmir
2,500
Delhi
700
Himachal Pradesh
300
Rajasthan
200
Madhya Pradesh
20
West Bengal
10
Chandigarh
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Uttar Pradesh 403,000
  Bihar 19,000
  Uttarakhand 8,800
  Jammu and Kashmir 2,500
  Delhi 700
  Himachal Pradesh 300
  Rajasthan 200
  Madhya Pradesh 20
  West Bengal 10
  Chandigarh 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (390,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
13,000
Bhojpuri
12,000
Kanauji
4,700
Gaddi
4,300
Garhwali
2,200
Hindi
1,300
Kumaoni
1,200
Maithili
500
Kashmiri
300
Gujari
100
Dogri
20
Kangri
10
Bhattiyali
Primary Language Urdu (390,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 13,000
  Bhojpuri 12,000
  Kanauji 4,700
  Gaddi 4,300
  Garhwali 2,200
  Hindi 1,300
  Kumaoni 1,200
  Maithili 500
  Kashmiri 300
  Gujari 100
  Dogri 20
  Kangri 10
  Bhattiyali 0
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 Online Audio Bible
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 Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.