Lodha (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
7,124,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Lodha are an agricultural community. Besides cultivation, they rear cattle, work as agricultural laborers and make ropes. Some claim their descent from Lav, the son of Lord Rama. In some areas, the girls are tattooed at an early age on the chin and forehand. The Lodha are moderately educated.


Ministry Obstacles

Nominal Christianity may have caused these people to have a misunderstanding as to what it means to follow Christ.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for workers to take the Gospel message to these people in both oral and written form.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Lodha community, that they will be united in love around truth, growing in numbers and in maturity. Pray they will put on the full armor of God, including the shield of faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Lodha community will be able to provide well for their families, with adequate food, shelter, and opportunities for schooling for their children.


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-22
People Name General Lodha (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 7,124,000
World Population 7,157,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 143 to 148
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Balasaria, Baleshahi, Banbate, Bhagat, Bhara, Gagan, Kanwan, Kawandal, Kharia, Kisan, Lodh, Lodh Rajput, Lodhe, Lodhey, Lodhha, Lodhi, Lodhi Rajput, Madha Lodhe, Mahalodhi, Mandi, Parhiar, Parihar, Radha, Sabar, Savar, Tomar, लोढ़ा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17378
ROP3 Code 112773
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
(4,215,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(1,904,000)
Rajasthan
(319,000)
Chhattisgarh
(318,000)
Maharashtra
(136,000)
West Bengal
(102,000)
Uttarakhand
(51,000)
Delhi
(27,000)
Telangana
(26,000)
Odisha
(12,000)
Assam
(5,600)
Haryana
(1,800)
Gujarat
(1,400)
Tripura
(1,100)
Bihar
(1,000)
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 20
  Uttar Pradesh (4,215,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (1,904,000)
  Rajasthan (319,000)
  Chhattisgarh (318,000)
  Maharashtra (136,000)
  West Bengal (102,000)
  Uttarakhand (51,000)
  Delhi (27,000)
  Telangana (26,000)
  Odisha (12,000)
  Assam (5,600)
  Haryana (1,800)
  Gujarat (1,400)
  Tripura (1,100)
  Bihar (1,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (5,356,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 50
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Awadhi
(384,000)
Kanauji
(206,000)
Chhattisgarhi
(192,000)
Bundeli
(130,000)
Bhojpuri
(70,000)
Bengali
(56,000)
Haroti: Harauti
(52,000)
Marathi
(37,000)
Malvi
(28,000)
Braj Bhasha
(26,000)
Telugu
(22,000)
Dhundari
(21,000)
Garhwali
(20,000)
Bagheli
(11,000)
Marwari
(11,000)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (5,356,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 50
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Awadhi (384,000)
  Kanauji (206,000)
  Chhattisgarhi (192,000)
  Bundeli (130,000)
  Bhojpuri (70,000)
  Bengali (56,000)
  Haroti: Harauti (52,000)
  Marathi (37,000)
  Malvi (28,000)
  Braj Bhasha (26,000)
  Telugu (22,000)
  Dhundari (21,000)
  Garhwali (20,000)
  Bagheli (11,000)
  Marwari (11,000)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.26 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.71 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.02 %
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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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