Dabgar, Hindu in India

Population

124,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

This low status people group is considered by many to be a subdivision of the more numerous Chamars and Mochis. However, this is probably only because they get the raw skin from groups such as the Chamar, Kassi or Cheek (a Muslim group which sells goat meat) and store them and sell them to dealers. At one time they were cobblers, meaning they repaired shoes for a living. At that time they tanned hides, an occupation which gives any community low status in the Hindu world.


What are Their Lives Like?

Today they often deal with leather good, but they use leather to make drums and toys. At their festivals, they use wind instruments and (not surprisingly) drums. Like many people groups in a rapidly modernizing India, they have abandoned child marriage. This people group of 113,000 lives in various parts of northern India, where the gospel presence is weak.


What are Their Beliefs?

If someone were to take the gospel to these Hindus, they would want to conform to their oral traditions. Telling stories, showing films, and using gospel recordings would be effective. Their chief deity is Asapuri.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Dagbar people will abandon Asapuri, and embrace Jesus Christ, the King of kings.
* Pray that they will look to the Lord for their dignity and worth instead of settling for the low caste status Hinduism has given them.



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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 Dabgar, Hindu
People Name in Country Dabgar, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111857
Joshua Project People ID 16648
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 124,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Chamar, Dhabgar, Dhalgar, Dhor, Gharami, Gharrami, Kuppisaz,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 43,080 Hindi 30,915 Gujarati 20,040 Kannada 13,690
Bhojpuri 8,990 Bengali 2,260 Kanauji 920 Magahi 800
Ahirani 720 Konkani 690 Marwari 690 Sadri 574
Telugu 350 Awadhi 320 Nimadi 300 Maithili 290
Kumaoni 280 Mewari 140 Dhundari 95 Garhwali 85
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Dabgar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25j
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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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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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