Chenna Dasar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Chenna Dasar only in India

Population

45,400

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Chenna Dasar
People Name in Country Chenna Dasar
ROP3 Code 111746
Joshua Project People ID 16555
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 45,400
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Chakrawadya Dasar, Dasari Bakka, Holaya Dasar, Krishnabalija, Krishnapaksi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 40,053 Telugu 2,505 Marathi 1,717 Konkani, Goan 730
Hindi 580 Tulu 220 Konkani 150 Marwari 1
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Chenna Dasar
Ethnic Code CNN23a
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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