Dhangar in India

Population

2,672,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

The word dhangar is derived from the Sanskrit word dhenu, meaning cow. They keep a special breed of cows and buffalo known as Dhangar mhasi and Dhangar gai. Children are named after ancestors, gods and goddesses. The sacred thread is worn during marriage. The deities specially worshipped are Khandoba and Biroba. Their literacy rate is very low.


Ministry Obstacles

Their low literacy rate is an obstacle if the Gospel comes to them only in printed form, but isn't necessarily a large obstacle if it comes in oral form.


Outreach Ideas

Teams to carry Gospel films, recordings and stories from Scripture will be helpful.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray the Christian believers among the Dhangar community will become mature in the faith, able to have a bold, kind witness for Jesus to their neighbors.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Dhangar will increasingly hunger to know the creator God in a personal way.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dhangar
People Name in Country Dhangar
Population in India 2,672,000
World Population 2,685,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ahir, Atkar, Baria, Baria Mota Bharwad, Bhalwad, Bharwad, Chosa, Chosia, Dhalgar, Dhang, Dharhiad, Dharwad, Dung, Gadarai, Gadri, Gavada, Hatar, Hatgar, Hatkar, Janapada, Kabari, Kurmar, Kuruba, Kurubar, Mota Bhai Bharwad, Nana Bhai Bharwad, Oraon, Pal
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Dhangar
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati (1,377,000) Kannada (733,000) Marathi (473,000) Hindi (127,000)
Kachchi (17,000) Saurashtra (2,300) Telugu (2,200) Bhili (2,100)
Konkani (1,900) Bhojpuri (1,700) Oriya (1,500) Nimadi (1,100)
Chhattisgarhi (1,000) Gondi, Northern (1,000) Malvi (800) Kanauji (800)
Urdu (700) Korku (600) Garhwali (400) Tamil (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 1,377,000 Kannada 733,000
Marathi 473,000 Hindi 127,000
Kachchi 17,000 Saurashtra 2,300
Telugu 2,200 Bhili 2,100
Konkani 1,900 Bhojpuri 1,700
Oriya 1,500 Nimadi 1,100
Chhattisgarhi 1,000 Gondi, Northern 1,000
Malvi 800 Kanauji 800
Urdu 700 Korku 600
Garhwali 400 Tamil 400
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.84 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.04 %
Photo Source: Isudas   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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