Gauda in India

Unreached of the Day  9/14/2021

Gauda in India

pronounced: GO-dah

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

Ministry Obstacles

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

Outreach Ideas

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.

Scripture Focus

"Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!” And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith."  Genesis 15:5-6

Scripture Prayer

Pray that members of today’s people group will understand that they can become part of God’s holy family and experience His goodness.

Prayer Focus

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 the leaders on the Gauda leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead the other Gauda to live in ways that please Him



People Name Gauda
PronunciationGO-dah
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 2,007,000
World Population 2,007,000
Language Odia
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image