Dhakad in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dhakad only in India

Population

698,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Traditionally, the Dhakad are farmers. A sacred thread (janeu) is the symbol of a married man. After a father's death, the family deity is given to the eldest son as he is the successor. They worship family, clan, and village deities like Gaondei and Banjari Mata. The Dhakad accept food and water from the Brahman and Rawat only. They do not allow intercommunity marriages. The Brahman conduct their rituals, the Dhobi wash their clothes on the occasions of birth and death, and the Nai shave off their hair. Family property is inherited equally by all the male children. Their chief god is Balram, from whom they trace their descent.

Ministry Obstacles

Workers can expect opposition as Jesus is presented to a people who have worshipped spiritual beings that have held them in bondage for generations.


Outreach Ideas

Pray that evangelists and church planters in other Indian people groups will be led to the Dhakad community. Pray they won't be overlooked as the Gospel advances in India.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Even though there no known followers of Jesus today among the Dhakad, pray that God will be arranging encounters between many in this group and believers who will be obedient to the Spirit in sharing Christ with them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray all the Dhakad people will be set free from superstition and the worship of created things.

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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Dhakad
People Name in Country Dhakad
ROP3 Code 111926
Joshua Project People ID 16697
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 698,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Chhetri, Dhadi, Dhakar, Dharabole,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 518,070 Haroti 51,510 Mewari 47,430 Dhundari 29,680
Marwari 26,860 Malvi 19,880 Shekhawati 4,620 Bundeli 260
Braj Bhasha 100
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Dhakad
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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