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.



People Name General Dagi, Hindu
People Name in Country Dagi, Hindu
Population in India 129,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ansari, Chauhan, Dhagi, Kabaria
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Dagi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
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)
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
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%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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