Lodha (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
6,709,000
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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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People Name General Lodha (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 6,709,000
World Population 6,741,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 134
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups on file 17
Largest Subgroups
(only 15 largest shown)
Jariya
1,492,000
Patariha
503,000
Mathuria
392,000
Shyamvedi Gaur
79,000
Kathak Vaish
77,000
Khatiya
77,000
Adi Gaur
64,000
Bhatela
64,000
Bichauri
63,000
Singraur
63,000
Saksena
27,000
Jhamar
5,000
Bhosiya
4,200
Khagi
3,300
Jaiswal
1,500
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups 17 (only 15 largest shown)
  Jariya 1,492,000
  Patariha 503,000
  Mathuria 392,000
  Shyamvedi Gaur 79,000
  Kathak Vaish 77,000
  Khatiya 77,000
  Adi Gaur 64,000
  Bhatela 64,000
  Bichauri 63,000
  Singraur 63,000
  Saksena 27,000
  Jhamar 5,000
  Bhosiya 4,200
  Khagi 3,300
  Jaiswal 1,500
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
3,960,000
Madhya Pradesh
1,780,000
Rajasthan
312,000
Chhattisgarh
299,000
Maharashtra
128,000
West Bengal
108,000
Uttarakhand
48,000
Delhi
25,000
Telangana
25,000
Odisha
10,000
Assam
5,400
Haryana
1,700
Gujarat
1,300
Tripura
1,000
Bihar
900
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 20
  Uttar Pradesh 3,960,000
  Madhya Pradesh 1,780,000
  Rajasthan 312,000
  Chhattisgarh 299,000
  Maharashtra 128,000
  West Bengal 108,000
  Uttarakhand 48,000
  Delhi 25,000
  Telangana 25,000
  Odisha 10,000
  Assam 5,400
  Haryana 1,700
  Gujarat 1,300
  Tripura 1,000
  Bihar 900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (5,340,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 45
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Awadhi
384,000
Kanauji
206,000
Chhattisgarhi
192,000
Bundeli
130,000
Bhojpuri
70,000
Bengali
70,000
Haroti: Harauti
65,000
Marathi
37,000
Braj Bhasha
26,000
Malvi
25,000
Telugu
22,000
Dhundari
21,000
Garhwali
20,000
Marwari
12,000
Bagheli
11,000
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (5,340,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 45
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Awadhi 384,000
  Kanauji 206,000
  Chhattisgarhi 192,000
  Bundeli 130,000
  Bhojpuri 70,000
  Bengali 70,000
  Haroti: Harauti 65,000
  Marathi 37,000
  Braj Bhasha 26,000
  Malvi 25,000
  Telugu 22,000
  Dhundari 21,000
  Garhwali 20,000
  Marwari 12,000
  Bagheli 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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.25 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.73 %
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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