Hali in India

Joshua Project has identified the Hali only in India

Population

36,500

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The 37,000 Hali people live in India’s mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh where they engage in farm work. Either they till their own soil or they work as sharecroppers for others. Some of them are hired to remove carcasses by other communities. They are noted for being expert weavers. A few of them have been able to get a better education and rise to white collar jobs.

They get married as adults. Divorce is allowed on the grounds of adultery, maladjustment or cruelty. Unlike most other communities, if there is a divorce, the children stay with the father, not the mother. Women do all the household chores and engage in religious and political activities.


What are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus get members of other communities to perform their life-cycle rituals. Exorcists come from their own community. Unlike many of the other scheduled castes, they don’t speak one of India’s major languages, so gospel materials are harder to come by for them.


Prayer Points

* Pray for gospel materials such as the JESUS Film to become available in a language the Hali people can understand.
* Pray for the gospel message to penetrate their hearts.
* Pray for the Lord to send dreams and visions to Hali elders and community leaders.



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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 Hali
People Name in Country Hali
ROP3 Code 112195
Joshua Project People ID 16902
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 36,500
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Arya Dhingra,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chambeali 22,910 Bhattiyali 6,140 Churahi 5,980 Kangri 1,482
Hindi 165 Mandeali 110 Panjabi, Eastern 70 Pahari, Mahasu 20
Bilaspuri 1
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Hali
Ethnic Code CNN25k
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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%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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