Chenna Dasar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chenna Dasar only in India
Population
47,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Their name comes from a word meaning "pole." Most work as mendicants, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, god of Tirupathi. Others work increasingly in agriculture and as wage laborers. They speak Kannada and write in the Kannada script.


Where Are they Located?

The Chenna Dasar live primarily in Karnataka. Many also live in Maharashtra. In Karnataka they primarily live in Dharwad and Belgaum.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are not vegetarians, but do avoid eating beef and pork. They also drink alcoholic beverages on special occasions.

Marriages are arranged and take place between two separate clans. The couple marry at adulthood in a ceremony that is celebrated at the home of the man. The subsequent marriage feast is celebrated at the home of the bride's family. A cash bride price is paid for the girl.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus who worship Hanuman and Yellamma as their main deities. They also worship their ancestors. Their religious practitioners are Jogis.


References

Global Encyclopaedia of the West Indian Dalit's Ethnography, K. C. Das, editor. 2008. pgs 73,74.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Chenna Dasar
People Name in Country Chenna Dasar
Population in India 47,000
World Population 47,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bukkavallu, Butta, Chakrawadya Dasar, Channa Dasar, Dadulu, Dandiga Dasar, Dasari Bakka, Dasarlu, Dasri, Hari Dasar, Holaya Dasar, Jambu Dasar, Krishna Balija, Krishnabalija, Krishnapaksi, Krusna Balija, Kumkum, Kumkum Varthakulu, Kumkumavallu, Mannan, Mettelavallu, Poosala, Pusala, Pusalavallu, Sadulu
People ID 16555
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Karnataka (43,000) Maharashtra (2,600) Bihar (800) Telangana (600)
Andhra Pradesh (300) Tamil Nadu (90) Goa (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Karnataka (43,000) Maharashtra (2,600)
Bihar (800) Telangana (600)
Andhra Pradesh (300) Tamil Nadu (90)
Goa (20)
Primary Language: Kannada (40,000 speakers)
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (2,600) Marathi (2,000) Konkani, Goan (700) Hindi (600)
Tulu (200) Konkani (200) Marwari
Primary Language: Kannada (40,000 speakers)
Language Code: kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Telugu (2,600) Marathi (2,000)
Konkani, Goan (700) Hindi (600)
Tulu (200) Konkani (200)
Marwari (0)
For Primary Language: Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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