Darjee in India



Population

60,100

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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 60,000
World Population 502,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown 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
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Location in Country East and south central..   Source: www.ethnologue.com
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: Newari (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: Newari 60
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Nepali 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 God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture International Bible Society
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
1.84 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.12 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.05 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Anonymous   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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