Lodha (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
33,000
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  

People Name General Lodha (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 33,000
World Population 6,750,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Lumbini
(27,000)
Bheri
(4,000)
Mahakali
(900)
Bagmati
(200)
Gandaki
(200)
Rapti
(90)
Kosi
(50)
Janakpur
(50)
Narayani
(50)
Seti
(40)
Mechi
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 11
  Lumbini (27,000)
  Bheri (4,000)
  Mahakali (900)
  Bagmati (200)
  Gandaki (200)
  Rapti (90)
  Kosi (50)
  Janakpur (50)
  Narayani (50)
  Seti (40)
  Mechi (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (22,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
(7,200)
Maithili
(2,800)
Kumaoni
(900)
Hindi
(300)
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri
Primary Language Bhojpuri (22,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi (7,200)
  Maithili (2,800)
  Kumaoni (900)
  Hindi (300)
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1999-2006)
Bible-Complete No
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 Oral Bible stories in Bhojpuri
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
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 Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous   Copyrighted ©   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 Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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