Dosadh, Hindu traditions in Nepal






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.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dosadh, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Dosadh, Hindu traditions
Population in Nepal 206,000
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (61,000) Narayani (57,000) Lumbini (39,000) Sagarmatha (31,000)
Kosi (10,000) Bheri (5,600) Bagmati (700) Mechi (600)
Mahakali (300) Seti (200) Gandaki (100) Rapti (90)
Dhawalagiri (20)
Total States on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (61,000) Narayani (57,000)
Lumbini (39,000) Sagarmatha (31,000)
Kosi (10,000) Bheri (5,600)
Bagmati (700) Mechi (600)
Mahakali (300) Seti (200)
Gandaki (100) Rapti (90)
Dhawalagiri (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (123,000) Bhojpuri (55,000) Awadhi (28,000) Magahi (1,400)
Nepali (1,200) Angika (1,000) Hindi (500) Musasa (200)
Chamling (100) Kumaoni (100) Bengali (90) Dotyali (60)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 123,000 Bhojpuri 55,000
Awadhi 28,000 Magahi 1,400
Nepali 1,200 Angika 1,000
Hindi 500 Musasa 200
Chamling 100 Kumaoni 100
Bengali 90 Dotyali 60
For Primary Language: Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: jivən səndesh Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Maithili Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Maithili Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.06 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.87 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

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  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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