Godagali in India

The Godagali have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Godagali people were mat makers and basket weavers. They live mainly in Gajapati in the state of Odisha.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Godagali people still weave. Many make baskets and mats for a living.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Godagali 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?

The Godagali people need to put their hope in the King of kings, realizing that he is the one who gives them worth and dignity.


Prayer Points

Pray for loving workers to take the gospel message to the Godagali community.

Pray the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Godagali to understand and to believe the gospel.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Godagali people with adequate education and medical facilities.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Godagali people so abundantly that they will see he is the only one worthy of praise and worship.


Scripture Prayers for the Godagali in India.


References

https://www.scstrti.in/index.php/communities/sc-communities/108-sc-communities/362-godagali


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Godagali
People Name in Country Godagali
Population this Country 4,200
Population all Countries 4,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Godagiri; Godagula; गॉदगाली
People ID 16843
ROP3 Code 112124
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 5
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
3,700
Telangana
300
Kerala
200
Tamil Nadu
30
Odisha
10
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 5
  Andhra Pradesh 3,700
  Telangana 300
  Kerala 200
  Tamil Nadu 30
  Odisha 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
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 Odia (2,900 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Telugu
600
Malayalam
80
Tamil
Primary Language Odia (2,900 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 600
  Malayalam 80
  Tamil 0
People Groups Speaking Odia
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more