Doai in India

Population

14,700

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The Hindu Doai people speak Bengali and live mainly in India’s state of West Bengal. Traditionally they were pig herders, fishermen, or palanquin bearers, meaning that they carried people on sedan chairs. It is unclear what they do for a living today, but most likely their work brings them low status.

Their marriages are arranged by negotiations, and no one is allowed to marry someone in either parent’s line going back four generations. They have monogamous marriages.

Doai people are not married as children. Their children commonly work in low-paying jobs.


Prayer Points

Pray for believers to help develop the economies of Doai communities. Pray for Christ to be glorified in every Doai village.



People Name General Doai
People Name in Country Doai
Population in India 14,700
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Behara, Chalanta, Patiadas
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Doai
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali (15,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 15,000
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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