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Garoda (Hindu traditions) in India

Garoda (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
126,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.05 % Unknown   

Garoda (Hindu traditions) in India

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The Garoda are strictly vegetarian, and their staple cereals are wheat and bajra. They have territorial subgroups, which are also marriage circles and marriages are to occur only within these marriage circles. Common surnames include Srimali, Sharma, Gandhi, Pandiya, Srigaur, Purani, etc. Their women mainly do household work. The earlier practice of child marriage has been replaced by adult marriage. Traditionally, the Garoda are priests to the Vankar, Chamar, Khalpa, Nadia, Turi, Tirgar, and Shenva communities, who also engage them as astrologers. Each of the Garoda gotras (clans) is associated with a specific deity.

Ministry Obstacles
Lack of Christian workers who are well prepared for the task is usually a hindrance as the Gospel goes forth in the world.

Outreach Ideas
The Garoda have a fairly high literacy rate. Printed presentations of the Gospel will be useful, as well as oral presentations. Workers are needed.

Pray for the followers of Christ
None of the Garoda have identified themselves as Christians to the Indian census. There may possibly be a few hidden Christians. Please pray the Lord will soon send workers to tell these people about his Son, Jesus Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Garoda community will soon be completely set free from wrong belief and the influence of evil spiritual forces.

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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:126,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (71,000)Rajasthan (52,000)
Goa (600)Maharashtra (600)
Odisha (200)Tamil Nadu (200)
Karnataka (200)Madhya Pradesh (100)
Daman and Diu (90)Andhra Pradesh (60)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Garoda (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Garoda (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112057
Joshua Project People ID: 16794
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 126,000
Population all Countries: 126,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Garoda (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (65,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (27,000)Hindi (24,000)
Kacchi (3,600)Dhundari (1,100)
Merwari (1,000)Mewari (900)
Marathi (800)Bagri (500)
Shekhawati (400)Kannada (300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 17
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.10 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.83 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2016
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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