Dhanwar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dhanwar only in India

Population

173,000

Christian

0.13%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

Traditionally the Dhanwar people have been archers who make their living by hunting wild game in the forests of central Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The Indian government regulates such activities, so the Dhanwar people are more likely to engage in making baskets or agriculture. Most are landless, and the less fortunate among them are day laborers.


What are Their Lives Like?

Being a poor people, they seldom have the luxury of sending their children to school. That keeps their literacy rate low and their economic opportunities limited.

The Dhanwar people often use their clan names as their family names. They are marrying later, but unfortunately, their divorce rate is increasing. They live in nuclear families where property is inherited equally among all siblings, whether male or female.


What are Their Beliefs?

Few of them have access to mass media, so evangelistic efforts have their limitations for these 172,000 people.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the JESUS Film to become available to the Dhanwar people in a language that they can understand.
* Pray for believers to go to them in efforts to develop their economic life and to introduce them to the Christ.



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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 Dhanwar
People Name in Country Dhanwar
ROP3 Code 111943
Joshua Project People ID 16708
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 173,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Baiga, Dhaner, Dhanohar, Dhanuhar, Dhanvar, Dhenvar, Dhenwar, Dhenyar, Lodha, Palita, Seonta,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 112,300 Chhattisgarhi 31,727 Hindi 25,448 Bengali 2,709
Oriya 1,643 Kannada 495 Kurux 320 Telugu 265
Gondi, Northern 231 Gujarati 205 Halbi 127 Bhili 84
Khandesi 41 Tamil 39 English 25 Ho 20
Urdu 14 Panjabi, Eastern 13 Korwa 9 Santhali 8
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Dhanwar
Ethnic Code CNN25b
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.10%
Christianity
0.13%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.47%
Islam
0.03%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.27%
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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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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