Dhangar in India



Population

2,833,000

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 2,833,000
World Population 2,846,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ahir, Atkar, Baria, Baria Mota Bharwad, Bhalwad, Bharwad, Chosa, Chosia, Dbgri, Dhalgar, Dhang, Dharhiad, Dharwad, Dhudhiya Bharwad, 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
People ID 16700
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:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (1,476,000) Karnataka (1,099,000) Maharashtra (144,000) Madhya Pradesh (48,000)
Uttar Pradesh (42,000) Tamil Nadu (7,600) Daman and Diu (2,800) Rajasthan (2,300)
Chhattisgarh (2,200) Odisha (2,100) West Bengal (1,500) Delhi (1,400)
Telangana (1,000) Jharkhand (900) Uttarakhand (900) Goa (800)
Dadra and Nagar Have (300) Andhra Pradesh (300) Kerala (200) Bihar (70)
Total States on file:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (1,476,000) Karnataka (1,099,000)
Maharashtra (144,000) Madhya Pradesh (48,000)
Uttar Pradesh (42,000) Tamil Nadu (7,600)
Daman and Diu (2,800) Rajasthan (2,300)
Chhattisgarh (2,200) Odisha (2,100)
West Bengal (1,500) Delhi (1,400)
Telangana (1,000) Jharkhand (900)
Uttarakhand (900) Goa (800)
Dadra and Nagar Have (300) Andhra Pradesh (300)
Kerala (200) Bihar (70)
Languages & Dialects on file:  38  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (1,394,000) Kannada (734,000) Marathi (477,000) Hindi (128,000)
Kachchi (17,000) Saurashtra (2,300) Telugu (2,200) Bhili (2,100)
Konkani (1,900) Bhojpuri (1,700) Oriya (1,500) Chhattisgarhi (1,100)
Nimadi (1,100) 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 1,394,000 Kannada 734,000
Marathi 477,000 Hindi 128,000
Kachchi 17,000 Saurashtra 2,300
Telugu 2,200 Bhili 2,100
Konkani 1,900 Bhojpuri 1,700
Oriya 1,500 Chhattisgarhi 1,100
Nimadi 1,100 Gondi, Northern 1,000
Malvi 800 Kanauji 800
Urdu 700 Korku 600
Garhwali 400 Tamil 400

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
0.05 %
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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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