Dhangar in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language



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 Pakistan 13,000
World Population 2,830,000
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 Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (13,000) Punjab (80)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (13,000) Punjab (80)
Languages & Dialects on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindhi (11,000) Saraiki (700) Koli, Kachi (400) Koli, Wadiyara (400)
Panjabi, Western (80) Kachchi (30) Marwari
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi 11,000 Saraiki 700
Koli, Kachi 400 Koli, Wadiyara 400
Panjabi, Western 80 Kachchi 30
For Primary Language: Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1825-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1890-1992)
Complete Bible Yes   (1954)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Common Language New Testament Text / Printed Matter
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Sindhi Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
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 %
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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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