Daule, Hindu traditions in India

Joshua Project has identified the Daule, Hindu traditions only in India






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What Are Their Lives Like?

You have read about the 49ers who panned for gold in California, but did you know that there are still people who do that in India? They are known as the Daule people. They collect gold dust from the alluvial soils of rivers.

When they aren't panning for gold, they are fishing. The women work the rivers for gold and fish just like the men. Fish is one of their staple foods along with maize and rice.

Other members of the Daule community of Himachal Pradesh are settled farmers, or millers who use water-run flour mills.

The Daule people are friendly with the Lohars, a group of traveling blacksmiths.

Though child marriages were common among the Daule people in the past, they now practice adult marriage. Family leaders negotiate Daule marriages and they involve a dowry. They cremate their dead, and immerse the ashes in the Ganges River.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Daule people are Hindus who worship a variety of Hindu gods. Because their livelihood is closely tied in with rivers, they appease a water deity to ensure good fortune.

Like many Hindu communities, the Daule worship clan deities.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to break the bondage of fear that causes the Daule people to worship false gods, and replace it with a healthy fear of the Lord of lords, Jesus Christ.

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People Name General Daule, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Daule, Hindu traditions
Population in India 7,200
World Population 7,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Daola, Daole, Daoli, Dauli, Douli
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Daule, Hindu traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 16678
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)
Himachal Pradesh (4,300) Punjab (2,800) Chandigarh (80) Haryana (20)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Himachal Pradesh (4,300) Punjab (2,800)
Chandigarh (80) Haryana (20)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Eastern (3,000) Bilaspuri (2,400) Kangri (700) Mandeali (500)
Hindi (400) Pahari, Mahasu (20) Chambeali (20) Sirmauri
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Eastern 3,000 Bilaspuri 2,400
Kangri 700 Mandeali 500
Hindi 400 Pahari, Mahasu 20
Chambeali 20 Sirmauri 0
For Primary Language: Panjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Eastern Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Sikh Punjabi Language Film Film / Video
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
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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