Dangashia in India


Joshua Project has identified the Dangashia only in India

Population

8,200

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The 7,500 Dangashia people were given a bum rap centuries ago. According to their legends, one of their community members was forced to move an animal carcass. Though he did not touch it, his descendants were treated as untouchables, because such work is for the low status untouchables.

They are actually a weaving community that produces wool products. Most of them live in rural communities, but they are landless. The Dangashias live in Gujarat, a state in western India, and they speak the Gujarati language.

Traditionally the Dangashias had arranged marriages, but most of them marry for love in today's world. They still maintain many traditions that are associated with marriage. For example, they participate in an engagement ceremony two or three years before the marriage. After the wedding, the bride and groom worship their clan deity. And like many other Hindu groups there is a bride price that is paid by the bride's father before the wedding.

In each Dangashia village, elderly people look after community welfare and social control. Everyone in the community must obey them in matters related to the distribution of property, remarriage, divorce, and education. For this reason, their elders hold much power.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Dangashias are entirely Hindu, and they worship Krishna, Ram, and other Hindu gods. Since they speak Gujarati, there are all kinds of evangelistic materials available in their tongue. However, evangelism and church planting is very difficult in this state that is favorable to militant Hinduism.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the gospel to break through among the Dangashia people.
* Pray that many of them will seek out Christ for themselves, and be led to those who can explain the way of the Savior.
* Pray that the JESUS Film, gospel recordings, and radio broadcasts will find their way into Dangashia villages.


People Name General Dangashia
People Name in Country Dangashia
Population in India 8,200
World Population 8,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dangar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Dangashia
Ethnic Code CNN25e
People ID 16670
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:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (8,200) Daman and Diu (0)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (8,200) Daman and Diu (0)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (7,900) Hindi (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 7,900 Hindi 200

For Main Lanugage: Gujarati


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
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
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Gujarati Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
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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