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Gauda in India

Gauda

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,058,000 Odia Hinduism 0.03 % Unknown   

Gauda in India

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Introduction / History
The Gauda live in Orissa in India. They migrated from Magadh. They speak Oriya. They eat rice as their main cereal and they are not vegetarians. The Gauda have community councils to settle matters. They have four sub-groups and have several surnames.

The Gauda prefer cross-cousin marriages. Bride prices and dowries are given. Marriages are done by a Brahmin priest. Divorce is allowed if agreed on by the council. Widows and widowers can marry again. Inheritance once the father has died goes to the sons. The dead are buried.

The Gauda are landowners. Many do agricultural work and cattle herding. Women and children work too. They are Hindus and mainly worship Krishna. In addition to careers as professional workers, some of them are political leaders. Family planning is used by the Gauda.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the leaders on the Gauda councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead the other Gauda to salvation.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will draw the Gauda Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation also.

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

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-09-25
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,058,000
Largest States:
Odisha (1,611,000)Jharkhand (375,000)
Karnataka (29,000)Chhattisgarh (15,000)
Andhra Pradesh (8,400)Tripura (6,300)
Assam (5,000)West Bengal (4,500)
Goa (1,200)Delhi (1,000)
Total States on file:21
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gauda
People Name General: Gauda
Alternate People Names:
GaoraGaude
GaudoGaura
Gavara NaiduGour
GowriGowri Puthrulu
GowriyuluNau Hindu
Potroगौड़ा
ROP3 Code: 112063
Joshua Project People ID: 16800
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,058,000
Population all Countries: 2,058,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Oriya
People Name General: Gauda
Ethnic Code: CNN25l
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Odia (1,680,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ory    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (117,000)Chhattisgarhi (46,000)
Bengali (25,000)Kannada (19,000)
Kui (12,000)Konkani (7,700)
Telugu (5,200)Kurux (4,500)
Bhatri (3,000)Pengo (2,800)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 25
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.03 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.97 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1811-1956
New Testament:
1809-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1815-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Odia
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Gauda in India

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