Dagi, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dagi, Hindu only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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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
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 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Delhi (125,000) Himachal Pradesh (2,400) Punjab (800) Haryana (500)
Rajasthan (90) Uttarakhand (50) Chandigarh (30) Uttar Pradesh (30)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Delhi (125,000) Himachal Pradesh (2,400)
Punjab (800) 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
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

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 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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