Dagi, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dagi, Hindu only in India






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Introduction / History

There are 108,000 Dagi people, most of whom live either in Delhi or Himachal Pradesh. The latter state is highly mountainous. There are Tibetan Buddhists in Himachal Pradesh, and the Dagi form of Hinduism includes some Buddhist elements. Like animistic peoples, they appease local spirits.

What are Their Lives Like?

Their traditional occupation was to play musical instruments at festivals and celebrations, but many of them now engage in farming. Economically they are not doing well, partially because they have a low literacy rate. They have migrated to different parts of northern India for economic reasons.

Prayer Points

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to cause a spiritual breakthrough among the Dagi people.

People Name General Dagi, Hindu
People Name in Country Dagi, Hindu
Population in India 129,000
World Population 129,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ansari, Chauhan, Dagee, Dangi, Dhagi, Kabaria, Patel
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Dagi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16652
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Delhi (123,000) Himachal Pradesh (2,400) Punjab (900) Haryana (500)
Rajasthan (90) Uttarakhand (50) Chandigarh (30) Uttar Pradesh (30)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Delhi (123,000) Himachal Pradesh (2,400)
Punjab (900) Haryana (500)
Rajasthan (90) Uttarakhand (50)
Chandigarh (30) Uttar Pradesh (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (113,000) Panjabi, Eastern (11,000) Pattani (800) Pahari, Mahasu (500)
Kangri (400) Garhwali (50) Marwari (40) Bagri (30)
Chambeali (30) Haryanvi (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 113,000 Panjabi, Eastern 11,000
Pattani 800 Pahari, Mahasu 500
Kangri 400 Garhwali 50
Marwari 40 Bagri 30
Chambeali 30 Haryanvi 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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