Dagi, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dagi, Hindu only in India

Population

129,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


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.



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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 Dagi, Hindu
People Name in Country Dagi, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111862
Joshua Project People ID 16652
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 129,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Ansari, Chauhan, Dhagi, Kabaria,
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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
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Dagi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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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%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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