Dom, Hindu in Bangladesh

Population

23,200

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

Day laborers, street musicians and beggars; this doesn't sound like a very meaningful choice of vocations! But these are the choices for the 1.3 million Hindu and Animist Dom people across India. Dom tradition says they were cursed by their gods to a life of poverty for killing a cow.

Dom women are definitely subordinate to the men in society, most often working in the home or supplementing the husband's income by begging. Women do, however, have a role in the ritual and religious spheres. These roles are reinforced by the manner in which Dom children are raised. Education is encouraged for boys, but not for girls.

Most Doms are committed Hindus, with particular devotion to the gods Baba Ramdeo and Bhainro. The Baba Ramdeo temple in Rajasthan is a major tourist attraction. Along with this devotion, each family worships a deity of its own choice. There are also a significant number of Dom Animists who constantly make small animal sacrifices to deter ill luck. There are no more than a few hundred known Christian believers among the Dom population.


Prayer Points

* Pray for a spiritual breakthrough among the Dom people.
* Pray that God would break down centuries-old bondages that keep the Dom people entrapped.
* Pray that God would use the Dom people to bring other untouchables to faith in Christ.



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Country Bangladesh
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Dom, Hindu
People Name in Country Dom, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111977
Joshua Project People ID 16734
Indigenous Yes
Population in Bangladesh 23,200
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bansmalik, Chandel, Dhangad, Dom, Domahra, Domar, Domara, Domban, Dombari, Dombo, Dombo Dumna, Dombu, Dome, Domra, Doom, Doomna, Doris, Dum, Dumar, Dumna, Mahasha, Mir Sahib, Mirasi, Murdafarash, Rana, Rarash, Sri Sudarsham Samaj,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chittagonian 11,700 Bengali 10,450
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Name General Dom, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
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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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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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