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Gadaria (Hindu traditions) in India

Gadaria (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,786,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Gadaria (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Hindu Gaderia have virtually abandoned their traditional occupation of rearing sheep and goats. They live in northern India, especially Uttar Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
They are now mainly engaged as laborers in masonry work, while a small number is involved in animal husbandry. The Brahmin are engaged for performing at birth, marriage and death rites and for imparting religious teachings.

What are their beliefs?
The Gaderia 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 in hopes of gaining 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 the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
Low literacy rates can potentially be an obstacle to the gospel. They can understand the gospel when workers use oral means. Christian workers need to carry the message of Christ to the Gadaria community using stories from scripture, as well as gospel recordings and films.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Lord to prepare evangelists, teachers and pastors and also provide Scriptures and other study materials for new Gaderia believers.

Pray that Hindus Gadaria will have teachable hearts.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully through those ministering to this people group leading to a movement to Christ.

Pray for the Gadaria community to be able to care well for their families, especially the widow and orphans.


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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:4,786,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (4,543,000)Madhya Pradesh (960,000)
Bihar (448,000)Rajasthan (446,000)
Chhattisgarh (85,000)Uttarakhand (74,000)
Delhi (55,000)Jharkhand (27,000)
West Bengal (18,000)Maharashtra (5,300)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gadaria (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Gadaria (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112021
Joshua Project People ID: 16768
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,786,000
Population all Countries: 4,799,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Gadaria (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (5,006,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (423,000)Kanauji (298,000)
Awadhi (289,000)Mewari (117,000)
Bundeli (102,000)Chhattisgarhi (58,000)
Malvi (50,000)Marwari (46,000)
Bagheli (40,000)Maithili (29,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 35
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.98 % 
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 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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralYeshu Samaj
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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