Nadia in India

Joshua Project has identified the Nadia only in India
Population
60,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Nadia people are sweepers who live in Gujarat, India's westernmost state. Today only a few are continuing their traditional occupation of making leather strips to tie a bullock to a plow. The Nadias are also wage laborers, and some are engaged in private or government service. Most have some cultivable land to grow grain crops, which are staples in their diet. Nadia communities try to make sure that their children get an education so they can have a good future. They limit their family size, and take advantage of opportunities to get modern medicine and loans.

Though the Nadia people are concerned with being economically prepared, they have failed to make provision for their eternal destiny. They are completely submerged in Hinduism, a least reached people group with few, if any, known believers.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Nadias and their subgroups will develop a hunger and thirst for more than material needs.
* Pray that they will obtain copies of the Jesus Film and the Bible, both of which are in Gujarati, a language they speak.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will bring the Nadias into a ground swell movement where they will experience the joy of worshiping the one true God.


Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-13
People Name General Nadia
People Name in Country Nadia
Population in India 60,000
World Population 60,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2 to 3
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Hadi, नॅडीया
People ID 17736
ROP3 Code 113194
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 6
Largest States
Gujarat
(59,000)
Maharashtra
(1,100)
Karnataka
(300)
Daman and Diu
(100)
Tamil Nadu
(40)
Goa
(20)
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 6
  Gujarat (59,000)
  Maharashtra (1,100)
  Karnataka (300)
  Daman and Diu (100)
  Tamil Nadu (40)
  Goa (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (59,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Marathi
(600)
Hindi
(500)
Kannada
(200)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (59,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Marathi (600)
  Hindi (500)
  Kannada (200)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1823-2005)
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 Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.03 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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