Lodha Jariya in India

The Lodha Jariya have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Lodha people in Uttar Pradesh are considered an independent caste among poor farmers. They are good at growing crops, quiet and hardworking. They have lived in the Awadh region since ancient times. The Jariya are one of their subgroups.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Lodha Jariya people are traditionally farm workers, growing crops wheat, and lentils. Economically speaking, their main resource is the land. Lodha Jariya boys and girls both get an education; however, they don’t encourage women to further their studies. Their diet is traditionally vegetarian which reflects both their Hindu background and agrarian lifestyle. However as Hindu nominalism creeps in they are more likely to include meat in their diet.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Lodha Jariya people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods hoping to gain protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

Their most urgent need is to understand that Almighty God loves them and has provided payment for their sins. It is unclear whether there are any Christian believers among Lodha Jariya people. Their deep roots in Hinduism make evangelism difficult. There is no known active Christian witness to Lodha Jariya people in India. They are geographically and linguistically linked to many nearby peoples.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Holy Spirit will be working in many Lodha Jariya and cause them to seek out the truth. Pray that these people for whom Christ laid down his life will humble themselves and come to trust in him as little children. Pray for a movement among this people group that will result in many church plants reproducing themselves. Pray for Holy Spirit anointed workers to go to them this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Lodha Jariya in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lodha Jariya
People Name in Country Lodha Jariya
Population this Country 1,791,000
Population all Countries 1,791,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 36
Alternate Names
People ID 21768
ROP3 Code 118555
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
1,368,000
Madhya Pradesh
304,000
Chhattisgarh
88,000
Uttarakhand
7,500
Rajasthan
5,200
Delhi
4,600
Haryana
200
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Uttar Pradesh 1,368,000
  Madhya Pradesh 304,000
  Chhattisgarh 88,000
  Uttarakhand 7,500
  Rajasthan 5,200
  Delhi 4,600
  Haryana 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (1,142,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Awadhi
164,000
Kanauji
87,000
Chhattisgarhi
49,000
Bhojpuri
32,000
Bundeli
26,000
Malvi
3,400
Garhwali
1,600
Kumaoni
1,500
Mewari
1,200
Marwari
800
Bagheli
800
Marathi
800
Haroti: Harauti
500
Braj Bhasha
400
Dhundari
300
Primary Language Hindi (1,142,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Awadhi 164,000
  Kanauji 87,000
  Chhattisgarhi 49,000
  Bhojpuri 32,000
  Bundeli 26,000
  Malvi 3,400
  Garhwali 1,600
  Kumaoni 1,500
  Mewari 1,200
  Marwari 800
  Bagheli 800
  Marathi 800
  Haroti: Harauti 500
  Braj Bhasha 400
  Dhundari 300
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Chandulodha - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more