Dom, Hindu in Nepal

Population

9,650

Christian

0.05%

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.



People Name General Dom, Hindu
People Name in Country Dom, Hindu
Population in Nepal 9,650
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names 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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Oriya
People Name General Dom, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili (5,200) Nepali (2,500) Bhojpuri (1,900) Magar, Eastern (600)
Hindi (200) Rajbanshi (100) Awadhi (100) Angika (40)
Bengali (30) Bantawa (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 5,200 Nepali 2,500
Bhojpuri 1,900 Magar, Eastern 600
Hindi 200 Rajbanshi 100
Awadhi 100 Angika 40
Bengali 30 Bantawa 30
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Scripture Earth Online Printed Bible
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.65 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.80 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.09 %
Unknown
0.42 %
Photo Source: India Missions Association © Copyrighted Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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