Dahait in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dahait only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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.

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People Name General Dahait
People Name in Country Dahait
Population in India 74,000
World Population 74,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dahayat, Dahiya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Dahait
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16654
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:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (72,000) Odisha (1,000) Chhattisgarh (700) Maharashtra (200)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Madhya Pradesh (72,000) Odisha (1,000)
Chhattisgarh (700) Maharashtra (200)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest 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
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

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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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Christian Segments Percent
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Other Christian
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Roman Catholic
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Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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