Doai in India

Population

14,600

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.



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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 Doai
People Name in Country Doai
ROP3 Code 111968
Joshua Project People ID 16727
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 14,600
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Behara, Chalanta, Patiadas,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 14,585
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Doai
Ethnic Code CNN25b
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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%
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