Lodha (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
6,998,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-22
People Name General Lodha (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 6,998,000
World Population 7,030,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
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
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: 20
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (4,184,000) Madhya Pradesh (1,827,000) Rajasthan (313,000)
Chhattisgarh (311,000) Maharashtra (134,000) West Bengal (103,000)
Uttarakhand (50,000) Delhi (25,000) Telangana (24,000)
Odisha (15,000) Assam (5,900) Haryana (1,800)
Gujarat (1,400) Tripura (1,100) Bihar (1,000)
Andaman and Nicobar (700) Andhra Pradesh (600) Jharkhand (600)
Punjab (100) Daman and Diu (20)
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: 20
Uttar Pradesh (4,184,000) Madhya Pradesh (1,827,000)
Rajasthan (313,000) Chhattisgarh (311,000)
Maharashtra (134,000) West Bengal (103,000)
Uttarakhand (50,000) Delhi (25,000)
Telangana (24,000) Odisha (15,000)
Assam (5,900) Haryana (1,800)
Gujarat (1,400) Tripura (1,100)
Bihar (1,000) Andaman and Nicobar (700)
Andhra Pradesh (600) Jharkhand (600)
Punjab (100) Daman and Diu (20)
Primary Language: Hindi (5,387,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 52
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Awadhi (396,000) Kanauji (206,000) Chhattisgarhi (192,000)
Bundeli (123,000) Bhojpuri (58,000) Bengali (53,000)
Haroti: Harauti (52,000) Marathi (36,000) Braj Bhasha (26,000)
Malvi (25,000) Dhundari (21,000) Telugu (20,000)
Garhwali (20,000) Oriya (12,000) Bagheli (11,000)
Marwari (9,700) Kharia (9,200) Nimadi (8,500)
Kumaoni (6,100) Mewari (5,200)
Primary Language: Hindi (5,387,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 52
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Awadhi (396,000) Kanauji (206,000)
Chhattisgarhi (192,000) Bundeli (123,000)
Bhojpuri (58,000) Bengali (53,000)
Haroti: Harauti (52,000) Marathi (36,000)
Braj Bhasha (26,000) Malvi (25,000)
Dhundari (21,000) Telugu (20,000)
Garhwali (20,000) Oriya (12,000)
Bagheli (11,000) Marwari (9,700)
Kharia (9,200) Nimadi (8,500)
Kumaoni (6,100) Mewari (5,200)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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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 Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.26 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.73 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.01 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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