Naikda in India

Joshua Project has identified the Naikda only in India
Population
4,239,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 4,239,000
World Population 4,239,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 11
Largest States
Karnataka (3,638,000) Gujarat (528,000) Maharashtra (36,000)
Rajasthan (19,000) Telangana (13,000) Andhra Pradesh (3,000)
Madhya Pradesh (1,300) Delhi (1,100) Goa (200)
Daman and Diu (200) Dadra and Nagar Have (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 11
Karnataka (3,638,000) Gujarat (528,000)
Maharashtra (36,000) Rajasthan (19,000)
Telangana (13,000) Andhra Pradesh (3,000)
Madhya Pradesh (1,300) Delhi (1,100)
Goa (200) Daman and Diu (200)
Dadra and Nagar Have (20)
Primary Language: Kannada (3,059,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 38
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (522,000) Telugu (409,000) Marathi (42,000)
Hindi (19,000) Tulu (18,000) Tamil (15,000)
Bhili (4,700) Marwari (3,500) Dhundari (2,600)
Mewari (1,900) Malayalam (1,400) Shekhawati (1,200)
Merwari (1,100) Konkani (1,000) Urdu (700)
Khandesi (700) Dhanki (500) Punjabi, Eastern (400)
Odia (400) Bagri (300)
Primary Language: Kannada (3,059,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 38
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (522,000) Telugu (409,000)
Marathi (42,000) Hindi (19,000)
Tulu (18,000) Tamil (15,000)
Bhili (4,700) Marwari (3,500)
Dhundari (2,600) Mewari (1,900)
Malayalam (1,400) Shekhawati (1,200)
Merwari (1,100) Konkani (1,000)
Urdu (700) Khandesi (700)
Dhanki (500) Punjabi, Eastern (400)
Odia (400) Bagri (300)
Primary Language: Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible 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 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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.06 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.88 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.03 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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