Lodha (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Jariya 600

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 that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Lodha families and clans into a rich experience of God's blessings. Pray they 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
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 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
ROP3 Code 112773
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Lumbini
27,000
Bheri
4,000
Mahakali
900
Bagmati
200
Gandaki
200
Rapti
90
Narayani
50
Kosi
50
Janakpur
50
Seti
40
Mechi
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Lumbini 27,000
  Bheri 4,000
  Mahakali 900
  Bagmati 200
  Gandaki 200
  Rapti 90
  Narayani 50
  Kosi 50
  Janakpur 50
  Seti 40
  Mechi 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (22,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
7,200
Maithili
2,800
Kumaoni
900
Hindi
300
Other 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  (1998-2006)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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