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Godda in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,600 Kannada Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Godda in India

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Introduction / History
The Godda people live mainly in Karnataka, but many of them also live in two of India's other southern states, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. In Karnataka, their name means "barren," and the name they use in Tamil Nadu means "cattle." Most of them are involved with agriculture, and they are landless. Some work as stone-cutters, rickshaw drivers, lumberjacks, construction workers, wood carvers, and beedi (cigarette) rollers.

Their families are usually nuclear. Girls get married at about 16 and boys get married at about 18. Commonly and young man will marry a cousin. If his wife dies, he often marries her younger sister. Women contribute to the family income. The main marriage rituals involve worshipping family deities.

For a rural people group in India the Godda people have a high literacy rate. They have benefitted from modern medicine, water projects, electricity, roads, postal service, and government programs.

What are their beliefs?
These Hindus worship Jasma Devi as their patron deity. They worship many spirit beings, but Jesus Christ is not part of their world.

Prayer Points
Pray that Jesus will soon become the only object of their devotion.

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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:2,600
Largest States:
Karnataka (1,600)Tamil Nadu (700)
Kerala (300)Andhra Pradesh (100)
Puducherry (20)
Total States on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Godda
People Name General: Godda
Alternate People Names:
AvulavaruDravida Avula
GoddarVaddi
गोड्डा
ROP3 Code: 112127
Joshua Project People ID: 16846
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,600
Population all Countries: 2,600
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Godda
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kannada (1,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (600)Tulu (600)
Tamil (200)Malayalam (90)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism5.27 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism94.73 % 
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: 1812-1988
New Testament:
1823-1995Audio
Complete Bible: 1831-2000
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Godda in India

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