Padharia in India

Joshua Project has identified the Padharia only in India
Population
26,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Padharia (or Padhar) are a community (people group) of Gujarat. They are a Scheduled Tribe in this state. The caste name identifies them as those who eat the root of a certain plant. The majority are landless agricultural laborers, and some are commercial fishermen and trappers. They are divided into several clans, and marriages occur across clans. Each clan has its own leader, or headman, and each village has a "patel", who resolves disputes at the village level. They are Hindus.


Ministry Obstacles

There is almost always spiritual opposition and opposition from men to the Gospel, but the Lord can overcome all opposition as people trust him.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for the Padharia who are self-professing Christians to gain a vision for reaching all of their own people group with the good news about Jesus Christ. Pray they will communicate the Gospel message clearly and accurately, not mixing it with teachings or concepts from their earlier religion.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

A few of the Padharia people have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census, which is quite encouraging. Please pray these Christians will understand their need to make a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, inviting him to enter their lives and forgive them of their sins. Pray they will be willing to become obedient disciples of Jesus.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for all in the Padharia community to hunger to find a savior, one who can forgive their sins, offer them assurance of eternal life, and love them. This is very different than what the gods of Hinduism offer.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Padharia
People Name in Country Padharia
Population in India 26,000
World Population 26,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Padhar, पधरिया
People ID 17807
ROP3 Code 113280
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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 1
  Gujarat (26,000)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gujarati (26,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Marathi
(200)
Hindi
(70)
Bhili
(30)
Kacchi
(10)
Telugu
(10)
Malayalam
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (26,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Marathi (200)
  Hindi (70)
  Bhili (30)
  Kacchi (10)
  Telugu (10)
  Malayalam (0)
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.87 %
Islam
0.10 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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