Garoda (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Garoda (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
152,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Garoda are strictly vegetarian, and their staple cereals are wheat and bajra. They have territorial subgroups, which are also marriage circles and marriages are to occur only within these marriage circles. Common surnames include Srimali, Sharma, Gandhi, Pandiya, Srigaur, Purani, etc. Their women mainly do household work. The earlier practice of child marriage has been replaced by adult marriage. Traditionally, the Garoda are priests to the Vankar, Chamar, Khalpa, Nadia, Turi, Tirgar, and Shenva communities, who also engage them as astrologers. Each of the Garoda gotras (clans) is associated with a specific deity.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of Christian workers who are well prepared for the task is usually a hindrance as the Gospel goes forth in the world.


Outreach Ideas

The Garoda have a fairly high literacy rate. Printed presentations of the Gospel will be useful, as well as oral presentations. Workers are needed.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Garoda have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. There may possibly be a few hidden Christians. Please pray the Lord will soon send workers to tell these people about his Son, Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Garoda community will soon be completely set free from wrong belief and the influence of evil spiritual forces.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Garoda (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Garoda (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 152,000
World Population 152,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4 to 5
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Borikar, Deshi, Gara, Garadiga, Garda, Gare, Garg, Garo, Garrudi, Garubar, Garuda, Garudi, Garwadi, Gorg, Gurda, Gurna, Guru, Gurwa, Jadibutiwale, Joshi, Kapadi, Madari, Madukali, Modikar, Pandiya, गरोड़ा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16794
ROP3 Code 112057
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Gujarat
(96,000)
Rajasthan
(53,000)
Maharashtra
(1,700)
Goa
(600)
Karnataka
(400)
Odisha
(200)
Tamil Nadu
(200)
Madhya Pradesh
(100)
Daman and Diu
(90)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(60)
Andhra Pradesh
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Gujarat (96,000)
  Rajasthan (53,000)
  Maharashtra (1,700)
  Goa (600)
  Karnataka (400)
  Odisha (200)
  Tamil Nadu (200)
  Madhya Pradesh (100)
  Daman and Diu (90)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (60)
  Andhra Pradesh (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (82,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Marwari
(32,000)
Hindi
(17,000)
Kacchi
(2,500)
Marathi
(1,800)
Mewari
(1,800)
Dhundari
(1,400)
Merwari
(1,200)
Shekhawati
(800)
Bagri
(600)
Kannada
(300)
Konkani, Goan
(300)
Telugu
(300)
Haroti: Harauti
(70)
Konkani
(60)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (82,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Marwari (32,000)
  Hindi (17,000)
  Kacchi (2,500)
  Marathi (1,800)
  Mewari (1,800)
  Dhundari (1,400)
  Merwari (1,200)
  Shekhawati (800)
  Bagri (600)
  Kannada (300)
  Konkani, Goan (300)
  Telugu (300)
  Haroti: Harauti (70)
  Konkani (60)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
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
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.11 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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