Charodi in India

The Charodi have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Charodi people are believed to have migrated from Goa in four boats. They apparently took on the names of the places where they landed in Karnataka. Char means "4," and Hodi means "boat."

The Charodi people speak Goan Konkani, the language of Goa.


Where Are they Located?

The Charodi people live in Karnataka, a state in southwestern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are known to be carpenters. No information was available about their work, family, and lifestyle issues.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Charodi people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works that they will attain moksha or freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. 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 many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

Although audio, visual and written Bible resources are available in Goan Konkani, their spoken languages, they remain unreached and unengaged with the truth of the gospel. Their greatest need is to understand the infinite love of Almighty God for them, and His provisional payment of the penalty for their sins.


Prayer Points

Pray for families of Charodi believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
Pray for a chain reaction of Charodi families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Charodi society as all believers learn to love others.
Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God's love will change the Charodi people like yeast changes dough.


Scripture Prayers for the Charodi in India.


References


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charodi_(community)


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Charodi
People Name in Country Charodi
Alternate Names Chara; Chari; Chhar; Khandekar; Konkan Acharia; Konkani Achari; Mestha; Mistha; चारोड़ी
Population this Country 13,000
Population all Countries 13,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16638
ROP3 Code 111847
ROP25 Code 301595
ROP25 Name Charodi
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Karnataka
12,000
Goa
500
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Karnataka 12,000
  Goa 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.59 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.41 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Konkani, Goan (8,500 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Tulu
1,300
Konkani
800
Kannada
200
Primary Language Konkani, Goan (8,500 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Tulu 1,300
  Konkani 800
  Kannada 200
People Groups Speaking Konkani, Goan
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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