Dhangar in Pakistan

Population

12,900

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


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 Pakistan 12,900
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown 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 Pakistan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi (11,000) Seraiki (700) Koli, Kachi (400) Koli, Wadiyara (400)
Panjabi, Western (80) Kachchi (30) Marwari (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi 11,000 Seraiki 700
Koli, Kachi 400 Koli, Wadiyara 400
Panjabi, Western 80 Kachchi 30
Marwari 20
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%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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