Dakkal in India


Joshua Project has identified the Dakkal only in India

Population

6,900

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

Dakkalas collect alms from the Madiga community. Before they get the alms, the Dakkalas must tell genealogies and folk tales. Typically a Dakkala individual may visit a village for one or two days. Madigas give them food, presents, and money. In return, the Dakkalas entertain them by telling tales, singing folk songs, and reciting genealogies. It usually takes another year before the Dakkalas return to the same village.


Where Are they Located?

The Dakkalas live in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. They speak Telegu, the language of Andhra Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Dakkalas supplement their income by raising pigs for food and donkeys as pack animals. They use their donkeys to transport goods for merchants. Their women sometimes earn money by working as farm laborers, and by selling palm leaf mats that they weave together. They have traditionally been nomadic, but some are settling down.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This Hindu community of 6,200 worships both Hindu gods and village deities.


What Are Their Needs?

A good way to reach them would be through story telling and music, two ways to communicate that they have made into an art.


Prayer Points

* Pray for creative ambassadors of Christ to go to the Dakkala people with stories and songs that can lead them to the foot of the cross.


People Name General Dakkal
People Name in Country Dakkal
Population in India 6,900
World Population 6,900
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dakaleru, Dakalwad, Dakkala, Dakkali, Dakkaliga, Dakkalwar, Dhakkalas, Dokkalwar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Telugu
People Name General Dakkal
Ethnic Code CNN23d
People ID 16661
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)
Telangana (2,500) Maharashtra (1,900) Karnataka (1,300) Andhra Pradesh (900)
Tamil Nadu (200) Gujarat (60) Odisha (20) Goa (20)
Total States on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telangana (2,500) Maharashtra (1,900)
Karnataka (1,300) Andhra Pradesh (900)
Tamil Nadu (200) Gujarat (60)
Odisha (20) Goa (20)

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Telugu (5,400) Marathi (900) Kannada (600) Tulu
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Telugu 5,400 Marathi 900
Kannada 600 Tulu 10
For Primary Language: Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1818-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1854-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Telugu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Telugu Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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