Dosadh, Hindu traditions in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Dusadh are economically backward. Sometimes they earn their livelihood by searching for insects in the cattle of peasants. Their primary vocation is seeking alms while singing Kapila Mangal and Sitala Mangal songs. The local peasants hesitate to employ them in agricultural work because they do not have the skill to do such work. They worship Garaya, Baghat, Garam Gossain, Kudra, Barpahar, Manasa, Satbahni, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi, Sitala and other deities.

Ministry Obstacles

Christian workers need to note the extreme poverty of the Dosadh community, and not neglect their material and physical needs.

Outreach Ideas

Christians need to serve these people by helping improve their living conditions. Friendships based upon trust are needed.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Christian believers that will someday emerge among the Dosadh community, that they will be zealous to know and serve the Lord.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for these poor people, the Dosadh community. Pray they will have good schools available for their children and desire to send their children to school. Pray for an improved standard of living.

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People Name General Dosadh, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Dosadh, Hindu traditions
Population in India 5,218,000
World Population 5,437,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Darhi, Dharhi, Dhari, Dosadh, Dosadha, Dusad, Dusadh, Gahlot Rajput, Pasi, Paswan, Paswan Pasi, Paswanpasi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Dosadh, Hindu traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 16742
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (4,457,000) Jharkhand (408,000) Uttar Pradesh (267,000) West Bengal (82,000)
Odisha (1,600) Uttarakhand (1,400) Tripura (700) Andaman and Nicobar (200)
Delhi (200) Maharashtra (200)
Total States on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (4,457,000) Jharkhand (408,000)
Uttar Pradesh (267,000) West Bengal (82,000)
Odisha (1,600) Uttarakhand (1,400)
Tripura (700) Andaman and Nicobar (200)
Delhi (200) Maharashtra (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (3,203,000) Bhojpuri (1,182,000) Maithili (423,000) Magahi (191,000)
Bengali (91,000) Sadri (14,000) Angika (5,500) Oriya (1,900)
Degaru (700) Kumaoni (600) Bagheli (500) Awadhi (300)
Kudmali (200) Garhwali (200) Kanauji (90) Santhali (70)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 3,203,000 Bhojpuri 1,182,000
Maithili 423,000 Magahi 191,000
Bengali 91,000 Sadri 14,000
Angika 5,500 Oriya 1,900
Degaru 700 Kumaoni 600
Bagheli 500 Awadhi 300
Kudmali 200 Garhwali 200
Kanauji 90 Santhali 70
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.97 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.01 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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