Lodha (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

The Lodha are an agricultural community. Besides cultivation, they raise cattle, work as agricultural laborers and make ropes. Some claim their descent from Lav, the son of Lord Rama. In some areas, the girls are tattooed at an early age on the chin and forehand. The Lodha are moderately educated.


Ministry Obstacles

Nominal Christianity may have caused these people to have a misunderstanding as to what it means to follow Christ.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for workers to take the Gospel message to these people in both oral and written form.


Prayer Focus

Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Lodha community, that they will be united in love around truth, growing in numbers and in maturity. Pray they will put on the full armor of God, including the shield of faith. Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Lodha families and clans into a rich experience of God's blessings. Pray they will be able to provide well for their families, with adequate food, shelter, and opportunities for schooling for their children.


Scripture Prayers for the Lodha (Hindu traditions) in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lodha (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Lodha (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation LODE-hah
Population this Country 37,000
Population all Countries 6,042,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Balasaria; Baleshahi; Banbate; Bhagat; Bhara; Gagan; Kanwan; Kawandal; Kharia; Kisan; Lodh; Lodh Rajput; Lodhe; Lodhey; Lodhha; Lodhi; Lodhi Rajput; Madha Lodhe; Mahalodhi; Mandi; Parhiar; Parihar; Radha; Sabar; Savar; Tomar; लोढ़ा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17378
ROP3 Code 112773
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Lumbini
31,000
Bheri
4,600
Mahakali
1,100
Bagmati
300
Gandaki
200
Rapti
100
Janakpur
60
Narayani
60
Kosi
60
Seti
40
Mechi
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Lumbini 31,000
  Bheri 4,600
  Mahakali 1,100
  Bagmati 300
  Gandaki 200
  Rapti 100
  Janakpur 60
  Narayani 60
  Kosi 60
  Seti 40
  Mechi 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bhojpuri (22,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
7,200
Maithili
2,800
Kumaoni
900
Hindi
300
Primary Language Bhojpuri (22,000 speakers)
Language Code bho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 7,200
  Maithili 2,800
  Kumaoni 900
  Hindi 300
People Groups Speaking Bhojpuri

Primary Language:  Bhojpuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1911-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2007)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bhojpuri
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Bhojpuri
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
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 Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2022  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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