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Lodha (Hindu traditions) in India

Lodha (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,700,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.03 % Unknown   

Lodha (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
"Jesus came to this world to save sinners, but the people did not accept him. They nailed him to the cross. But he rose again from the dead on the third day. He came carrying the message of love, but people did not accept him, in the same way that you did not receive this man." The man's voice was clear and loud and the villagers listened in rapt attention to his powerful words. It was the year 1990 in a small village of West Bengal. An evangelist who went there had been beaten and tied to a tree for a whole day. The news reached his mission leader, who rushed to the village to free him. After getting him released, the mission leader addressed the villagers. They were so moved by his words that the first one to respond to the gospel right away was the "Mukhya" (village head), followed by the whole village.

Now under the banyan tree where they worshipped their gods, stands a small church in which they worship the True God. Lodhi (or Lodha) speakers are found in the states of Orissa, West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Lodhi people are basically forest dwellers, but a group of them slowly moved out of the forest in search of jobs and started to live along the main road. Lack of jobs drove this group to loot buses, with the result that neighbouring people now brand the community as criminals, and do not mingle with them. The majority of them (98%) are Hindus and the rest of them (2%) are animists. Lodhi people in West Bengal are usually friendly towards outsiders and are very positive towards the gospel message. Although they consider Christianity a foreign religion, they respect Christians as most of the social work such as running schools and hostels is done by them. The village that accepted Christ as their True God has become a model village: the people show changes in every area of their lives. Those who had always quarrelled in the past, are filled with God's love. This shows in all their dealings and they now lead a peaceful life. They are also keen to carry God's message of love to the neighbouring villages. Lodhi Christians use the Bengali Bible, but if God's Word was available to them in their mother tongue, it would help them to be strong in the Lord. There is also a need for missionaries to go and stay among the Lodhi people to give them proper medical care and education.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-21
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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:6,700,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (4,048,000)Madhya Pradesh (1,803,000)
Rajasthan (308,000)Chhattisgarh (303,000)
Maharashtra (132,000)Uttarakhand (49,000)
Delhi (26,000)Telangana (25,000)
Haryana (1,800)Gujarat (1,300)
Total States on file:15
   
 
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People Name in Country: Lodha (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BalasariaBaleshahi
BanbateBhagat
BharaGagan
KanwanKawandal
KhariaKisan
LodhLodh Rajput
LodheLodhey
LodhhaLodhi
ROP3 Code: 112773
Joshua Project People ID: 17378
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,700,000
Population all Countries: 6,732,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (5,302,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Awadhi (385,000)Kanauji (212,000)
Chhattisgarhi (193,000)Bundeli (136,000)
Bhojpuri (70,000)Haroti: Harauti (65,000)
Marathi (64,000)Braj Bhasha (27,000)
Malvi (26,000)Telugu (23,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 27
   
 
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 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:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
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)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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