Naikda in India

The Naikda have only been reported in India
Population
4,061,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Nayaka live in India. In Gujarat they are also called Naikda. Nayaka means governor. Most of them speak Gujarati. They are not vegetarians and they eat rice and bajra.

The Nayaka practice monogamy. The women are involved in social and religious matters. Many Nayaka work as farm laborers. They are Hindus by religion. They have community councils who settle local disagreements. The deceased are buried. There is a low literacy level among them which means the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too. They use traditional and modern family planning.

In Maharashtra, the Nayaka are also called Katkari which means animal skin. They speak in Naikad. There are different clans among them. Agriculture is the main work and the women work in agriculture too. Some of the Nayaka are woodcutters. They have cross-cousin marriages and they prefer to use traditional medicines.

The Nayaka also live in Rajasthan and in other parts of India.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the community leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Nayaka to Salvation too.
* Pray that God will give the Nayaka dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Naikda
People Name in Country Naikda
Population in India 4,061,000
World Population 4,061,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 81
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Beda, Cholvala, Kapadia, Katkari, Naika, Naikpod, Naikpollu, Nayak, Nayaka, Padma Naik, Palegar, Pandava Nayak, Panwala, Parivara, Patel, Ramoshi, Tambel, Valmiki, नैकड़ा
People ID 17786
ROP3 Code 113250
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Karnataka
(3,491,000)
Gujarat
(507,000)
Maharashtra
(34,000)
Telangana
(12,000)
Rajasthan
(10,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(2,900)
Madhya Pradesh
(1,300)
Delhi
(1,000)
Goa
(200)
Daman and Diu
(100)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Karnataka (3,491,000)
  Gujarat (507,000)
  Maharashtra (34,000)
  Telangana (12,000)
  Rajasthan (10,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (2,900)
  Madhya Pradesh (1,300)
  Delhi (1,000)
  Goa (200)
  Daman and Diu (100)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (3,054,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 36
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarati
(522,000)
Telugu
(408,000)
Marathi
(42,000)
Tulu
(18,000)
Hindi
(16,000)
Tamil
(15,000)
Bhili
(4,100)
Marwari
(2,900)
Malayalam
(1,400)
Merwari
(1,100)
Shekhawati
(1,100)
Konkani
(1,000)
Khandesi
(700)
Urdu
(600)
Dhanki
(500)
People Groups Speaking Kannada
Primary Language Kannada (3,054,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 36
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujarati (522,000)
  Telugu (408,000)
  Marathi (42,000)
  Tulu (18,000)
  Hindi (16,000)
  Tamil (15,000)
  Bhili (4,100)
  Marwari (2,900)
  Malayalam (1,400)
  Merwari (1,100)
  Shekhawati (1,100)
  Konkani (1,000)
  Khandesi (700)
  Urdu (600)
  Dhanki (500)
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1831-2000)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.16 %
Islam
0.10 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.61 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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