Godra in India

Joshua Project has identified the Godra only in India
Population
5,700
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The 5,400 Godra people live in India's eastern state Odisha, where the key trade language is Oriya. They speak Oriya at home.

Traditionally they were hunters and gatherers, but because of deforestation, they now eke out a living by making baskets out of bamboo or working as wage laborers. Needless to say, basket makers don't make much money, and the Godra people are very poor. Their children rarely make it past primary education, and their literacy rate is low, helping to ensure that their poverty will continue for years to come.

At the village level, Godras are governed by a council called jati samaj. This council is headed by a chief known as behera. When settling disputes, the behera is assisted by community elders. A step above the village council is the regional council.
Their marriages are monogamous, and they don't allow for divorce. They practice adult marriage. All sons have equal inheritance, but the oldest son succeeds his father as head. A man is given permission to marry the younger sister of his deceased wife, and a woman is permitted to marry the younger brother of her deceased husband. People acquire a spouse through negotiations, though sometimes the couple decides for themselves that they should marry.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus service and worship family, clan, village, and regional deities. They also worship certain Hindu gods such as Lakshmi and Durga. They have their own priests and sacred specialists, though they sometimes employ sacred specialists from other communities for life cycle ceremonies.


Prayer Points

* Pray that these people will abandon all their other gods and give Jesus Christ their entire devotion and obedience.
* Pray for their communities to be saturated with Christian materials in their Oriya language.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Godra
People Name in Country Godra
Population in India 5,700
World Population 5,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Godri, गोड्रा
People ID 16849
ROP3 Code 112130
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 3
Largest States
Odisha (5,700) West Bengal (60) Jharkhand (30)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 3
Odisha (5,700) West Bengal (60)
Jharkhand (30)

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Ethnologue Language Map
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Primary Language: Odia (5,400 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ory   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (50)
Primary Language: Odia (5,400 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (50)
Primary Language: Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1956)
New Testament Yes   (1809-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1815-2004)
Audio Bible 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 New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Oriya
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
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