Dhor in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dhor only in India

Population

158,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The 157,000 Dhor people are a community of tanners. Thus their name came from dhor, the word for "cattle." Though they have always been tanners, commonly Dhor people become day laborers when leather and other necessary raw materials are not available. Typically they buy raw leather hides from slaughterhouses that they tan and sell to those who make shoes.


Where are they Located?

The Dhor people are most likely to live either in India’s Maharashtra or Karnataka states. A little over half of them live in urban areas, so it is possible to reach them in an urban center like Mumbai.


What are Their Lives Like?

They consider themselves to be equal to the much more numerous Chamars, India’s most noted leather workers. The more fortunate among these people of low status take advantage of India’s "reservation" system, which gives them the opportunity to become white-collar workers, doctors, teachers, or engineers.


Prayer Points

They speak Marathi, the language of Maharastra, and there are many Christian materials in this language.

* Pray for these materials to find their way into Dhor homes.
* Pray for believers in Mumbai to reach out to the Dhor people, and persevere until there is a strong Dhor church.


People Name General Dhor
People Name in Country Dhor
Population in India 158,000
World Population 158,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dohor, Kakkayya, Kankayya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Dhor
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi (108,000) Kannada (29,000) Konkani (13,000) Hindi (5,400)
Gujarati (2,500) Telugu (1,000) Konkani, Goan (100) Khandesi (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 108,000 Kannada 29,000
Konkani 13,000 Hindi 5,400
Gujarati 2,500 Telugu 1,000
Konkani, Goan 100 Khandesi 50
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.09 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.91 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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