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Node in India

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Map source: Omid / Joshua Project
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,500 Kacchi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Node in India

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Introduction / History
The Node or Nodi or Nodhi are a small group of nomadic, cattle breeders who live in Gujarat, India near the Pakistan border. Their name means "gift of god." Many of the Node are giving up their traditional occupation and working as landless agricultural laborers. Some are moving to cities to work in factories. Modern India society does not encourage a nomadic lifestyle so the Node are changing to fit the times.

The primary language of the Node is Kachhi. Many also speak Gujarati so they can communicate with their neighbors.

Where are they located?
The Node live in Gujarat, a western state of India. Some also live in the country of Pakistan.

What are their lives like?
It is difficult to write about the lives of the Node because the lives of this Muslim people of west India are changing. Their ancient nomadic life of moving to find water and vegetation for their cattle is ending.

The Node are an endogamous group that encourages marriage within their society. At one time they traveled from place to place seeking water and grass for their cattle. They sold or trades their cattle for the things they needed like clothing, food and shelter.

Being constantly on the move, it was nearly impossible for their children to get more than a minimal education. As they settle down in cities and villages and take regular jobs, their children are beginning to receive the schooling necessary to advance in a prosperous India.

What are their beliefs?
The Node are Muslims. They follow the teachings of the Qur'an and the prophet Muhammad. Their version of Islam is often mixed with folk religion. Muslims attempt to gain the approval of Allah, the Muslim god, though performing rituals and through good works. Muslims see Jesus as a human prophet not as the Son of God.

The two main holidays of the Node are the Muslim festivals of Eid Al-Fitr, the breaking of the month long fast of Ramadan in May or June and Eid Al-Adha, the four-day feast of sacrifice in August of September.

What are their needs?
The Node need to hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ in a way they can understand. They need help in educating their children and in finding new types employment as their nomadic life disappears.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Indian Christians reach out to share the gospel and their lives with the Node.
* Pray that the Lord leads Node leaders to be open to the claims of Christ.
* Pray that God raises up Bible-believing churches in the Node community.
* Pray the Lord leads Christians to pray for the Node.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-10-11
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:3,500
Largest States:
Gujarat (3,500)
Total States on file:1
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Node
People Name General: Node
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113254
Joshua Project People ID: 17789
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,500
Population all Countries: 3,500
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Sindhi
People Name General: Node
Ethnic Code: CNN25p
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kacchi (3,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kfr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gujarati (400)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2013
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kacchi
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Node in India

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People Cluster
    Sindhi     South Asia    
      Node India    
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            Node in India          
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      Islam     Kacchi  
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