Dharkar in Nepal

Population

120

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The name "Dharkar" comes from dhar, meaning rope or cane making. The name fits the people; they have always made bamboo and rope products such as baskets that they sell in the markets. Like many communities, they often use "Dharkar" as a family surname as well as the name of their group.


Where are they Located?

Most of them live either in Madhya Pradesh or Uttar Pradesh.


What are Their Lives Like?

The 159,000 Dharkars are more likely to practice child marriage than most other scheduled caste communities. However, they are much like other communities in that their marriages are arranged by their families. Each marriage is a joining of two families morethan it is a joining of two individuals. They are much more strict about divorce than other Hindu communities.

Dharkar women are very active in household jobs, and they play a major role in ritual and economic activities. They contribute to the family income. Because their children are usually wage laborers, their literacy rate remains low.


What are Their Beliefs?

They worship their village deity, Deohar, and many Hindu gods like Hannaman (the monkey god), Vishnu and various spiritual powers. They speak Awadhi at home. When they have the chance, the Dharkar people listen to the radio and TV.


Prayer Points

* Pray for excellent Christian materials like gospel recordings to be produced and widely distributed among the Dharkar people in the Awadhi language.
* Pray for radio broadcasts that will address their spiritual need to be joined with Jesus.
* Pray that as they encounter Jesus that their traditional gods will become a thing of the past.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will give them a willingness to seek and find the Savior.



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Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Kapilbastu District of Lumbini Zone, and Banke and Bardiya districts of Bheri Zone.
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People Name General Dharkar
People Name in Country Dharkar
ROP3 Code 111949
Joshua Project People ID 16713
Indigenous Yes
Population in Nepal 120
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Basor Bhakt, Bentbansi, Dharki, Dhirkar, Dom, Supa Bhakt,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 75 Bhojpuri 45
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Dharkar
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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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%
Photo Source: Michael E Copyrighted ©: Yes Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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