Dahait in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dahait only in India







Largest Religion

Main Language


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey

Introduction / History

The Dahait people form several of the forest tribes of India's central state, Madhya Pradesh. They traditionally they have been village watchmen. The vast majority of them live in rural areas.

What are Their Lives Like?

Though they are Hindus, they eat meat. They worship Hindu deities, especially Shiva, the god of destruction, and Hanuman, the monkey god. Along with the Hindu gods, they appease and worship village deities. They also worship their ancestors every year.

Prayer Points

* Pray for the true God to raise up His ambassadors to go to the Dahait people with the good news of Christ's power to save sinners.
* Pray that they will make room in their hearts for Jesus, and turn their backs on the Hindu gods they now worship.

People Name General Dahait
People Name in Country Dahait
Population in India 72,200
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dahayat
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Dahait
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (66,000) Bundeli (2,900) Bagheli (2,600) Oriya (800)
Chhattisgarhi (600)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 66,000 Bundeli 2,900
Bagheli 2,600 Oriya 800
Chhattisgarhi 600
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes  (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category 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
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Largest Religion Hinduism
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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