Dholi, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dholi, Hindu only in India

Population

224,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The name of the Dholi people comes from the word dhol, meaning a type of drum. This is not surprising since they have always been drummers and musicians. They play drums during weddings and other festive occasions. Most of them are now farmers.


Where are they Located?

Almost all of the 221,000 Dholi people live rural parts of India’s scenic Rajasthan state. They claim to have come from the powerful Rajput communities, but this is doubtful since they are currently a scheduled caste. Like most Hindu communities, the Dholis view themselves as being higher on the Hindu social ranking order than they actually are.


What are Their Lives Like?

Their children usually work by the time they are 15, so education is limited. They still manage to make sure their sons and sometimes their daughters go to school at an earlier age.

These Hindus listen to the radio, and most speak Marwari or Hindi, two languages that each have many Christian resources.


What are Their Beliefs?

Only one in 1,000 is a Christian believer in Rajasthan, and outreach is limited in this northwestern state.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Lord to thrust workers out to the Dholi people to tell them of Jesus.
* Pray that Christian materials in Marwari and Hindi will become abundantly available to this unreached people group.
* Pray for spiritual hunger.



People Name General Dholi, Hindu
People Name in Country Dholi, Hindu
Population in India 224,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bajania, Dholwala, Dhopi, Dhupi, Dugla, Langah, Mirasi, Nagarchi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Dholi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 108,000 Marwari 24,000 Mewari 21,000 Gujarati 18,000
Merwari 11,000 Malvi 10,000 Dhundari 8,500 Assamese 6,000
Bengali 3,900 Haroti 3,900 Shekhawati 3,100 Bagri 1,400
Kumaoni 1,000 Bagheli 400 Chhattisgarhi 300 Kachchi 100
Dogri 100
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 108,000 Marwari 24,000
Mewari 21,000 Gujarati 18,000
Merwari 11,000 Malvi 10,000
Dhundari 8,500 Assamese 6,000
Bengali 3,900 Haroti 3,900
Shekhawati 3,100 Bagri 1,400
Kumaoni 1,000 Bagheli 400
Chhattisgarhi 300 Kachchi 100
Dogri 100
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%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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