Gauda in India

The Gauda have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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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

The Hindu Gauda people live primarily in in the Indian state of Odisha. Their languages are Odiya and Hindi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many Gauda cultivate land that they own. Their main occupations are agricultural work and cattle herding. Educated Gauda are employed in professions like medicine, law, engineering, computer science, and politics.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gauda 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?

When the Gauda become believers, they may be shunned by their Hindu families. This may result in a loss of income and social contacts.

Bibles, literature and radio programs exist in Oriya. Hindu background believers can share with the Gauda the blessings of knowing Christ and having one's sins forgiven.


Prayer Points

Pray that the tiny number of Gauda believers will be trained in the ways of the Lord.

Pray they reach out to their brothers and sisters with the gospel.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Gauda people physically and spiritually.

Pray that Gauda leaders will love Jesus Christ and lead the other Gauda to live in ways that please him.


Scripture Prayers for the Gauda in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gauda
People Name in Country Gauda
Pronunciation GO-dah
Alternate Names Gaora; Gaude; Gaudo; Gaura; Gavara Naidu; Gouda; Gour; Gowri; Gowri Puthrulu; Gowriyulu; Nau Hindu; Potro; गौड़ा
Population this Country 2,434,000
Population all Countries 2,434,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 49
People ID 16800
ROP3 Code 112063
ROP25 Code 302573
ROP25 Name Gauda
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
1,842,000
Jharkhand
472,000
Karnataka
32,000
Chhattisgarh
18,000
Goa
13,000
Andhra Pradesh
11,000
Tripura
8,200
Assam
6,200
West Bengal
5,400
Delhi
1,200
Maharashtra
1,100
Manipur
800
Arunachal Pradesh
200
Madhya Pradesh
200
Bihar
100
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 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Odisha 1,842,000
  Jharkhand 472,000
  Karnataka 32,000
  Chhattisgarh 18,000
  Goa 13,000
  Andhra Pradesh 11,000
  Tripura 8,200
  Assam 6,200
  West Bengal 5,400
  Delhi 1,200
  Maharashtra 1,100
  Manipur 800
  Arunachal Pradesh 200
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Bihar 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.08 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.81 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.10 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Odia (1,570,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
270,000
Bengali
65,000
Chhattisgarhi
44,000
Kannada
20,000
Konkani, Goan
11,000
Kui (India)
10,000
Konkani
7,700
Telugu
7,200
Desiya
3,900
Magahi
3,800
Kudmali
3,400
Kurux
3,100
Bhatri
3,000
Assamese
3,000
Pengo
2,800
Primary Language Odia (1,570,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 270,000
  Bengali 65,000
  Chhattisgarhi 44,000
  Kannada 20,000
  Konkani, Goan 11,000
  Kui (India) 10,000
  Konkani 7,700
  Telugu 7,200
  Desiya 3,900
  Magahi 3,800
  Kudmali 3,400
  Kurux 3,100
  Bhatri 3,000
  Assamese 3,000
  Pengo 2,800
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2021)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Oriya) Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Odia YouVersion Bibles
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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