Darjee in India

Population

60,100

Christian

0.12%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

A migrant community, the Darjee are sometimes known as Damai. They are non-vegetarian, and rice is their staple cereal. The Darjee women play a significant role in their economy by plucking tea-leaves in tea gardens for wages. The traditional occupation of the Darjee is tailoring. They regard the Kuldevta as their household deity and also worship Vandevta. The Darjee are traditional musicians. The Nepali Brahman do not accept water from the Darjee, but the Sarki, Kami, etc. accept water from them.


Ministry Obstacles

The Darjee had a literacy rate of 31% in the 1981 census, and has probably not improved much since then.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for workers to carry the Gospel of Christ to these people, especially in oral form. Several exposures to the Gospel message are usually required.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Christ among this low caste community, that they will follow Christ with zeal and holiness. Pray they will be rooted and established in love.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Darjee community to increasingly be drawn to the man Jesus Christ, to be curious about him and his teachings.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Darjee
People Name in Country Darjee
Population in India 60,100
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Charmarla, Damai, Dami, Darzo, Dhamai, Dhami, Dhamin, Dholi, Dosad, Goparia, Karoria, Kurenor, Madhukatta
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Darjee
Ethnic Code CNN25k
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 54,000 Kumaoni 5,200 Bengali 3,300 Hindi 2,000
Assamese 1,000 Darmiya 600 Maithili 100 Chaudangsi 70
Newar 60
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 54,000 Kumaoni 5,200
Bengali 3,300 Hindi 2,000
Assamese 1,000 Darmiya 600
Maithili 100 Chaudangsi 70
Newar 60
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
1.84%
Christianity
0.12%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
98.05%
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%
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