Dhobi, Muslim in India

Population

917,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Dhobi are a large collective community of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. They derive their name from the Sanskrit term dahv which means 'wash'. The Dhobi are traditionally the clothes washers. They are a schedule caste in many of the states of India, where the majority of the Dhobi live. A majority of the nearly several million Muslim Dhobi live in Pakistan.


What are Their Lives Like?

Today more than most South Asian communities the Dhobi have maintained their traditional occupation of washing clothes and running laundry services. In north India and Nepal some Muslim Dhobi are involved in government service jobs and agricultural labour. In Nepal most of the Dhobi are considered a depressed caste, but 'touchable'. The Muslim Dhobi of Nepal mainly speak Nepali and Urdu are more numerous in Saptari district.


What are Their Needs?

Though some small success has come in ministry to the Hindu Dhobi, the Muslim Dhobi have no known work among them in Nepal. In general, the attitude of the Dhobi to education is quite good and literacy in some locations is higher than other Muslim communities. May the Lord use education as a means to bringing many Muslim Dhobi to faith.




Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Dhobi, Muslim
People Name in Country Dhobi, Muslim
Population in India 917,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Agasa, Agasaru, Agheria, Bana, Batham, Bhai, Chakala, Chakali, Chandbar, Charhoya, Chauhan-Bhatti, Chawla, Chhimba, Darhi, Dharhiadu, Dharhiannan, Dharhiannari, Dhob, Dhopa, Dhopi, Hawari, Jada, Khurdanai, Madiwal, Madiyal, Madvali, Madwai, Modiyal, Monson, Pak, Parit, Prasad Dhobi, Qasab, Raipal, Rajak, Rajaka, Rajpar, Rajukula, Ram Dhobi, Ramdu, Sakala, SakalaDarhi, Shaheri, Sukladas, Tanwar, Togata, Tsakala, Vannan, Warathi, Watts
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Dhobi, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu (780,000) Bhojpuri (57,000) Telugu (39,000) Awadhi (7,700)
Bengali (7,300) Marathi (5,000) Maithili (4,500) Kannada (3,300)
Panjabi, Eastern (2,500) Gujarati (2,400) Angika (2,200) Kumaoni (1,700)
Kashmiri (1,600) Dogri (1,500) Tamil (800) Tulu (600)
Garhwali (600) Kanauji (500) Konkani, Goan (300) Bundeli (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 780,000 Bhojpuri 57,000
Telugu 39,000 Awadhi 7,700
Bengali 7,300 Marathi 5,000
Maithili 4,500 Kannada 3,300
Panjabi, Eastern 2,500 Gujarati 2,400
Angika 2,200 Kumaoni 1,700
Kashmiri 1,600 Dogri 1,500
Tamil 800 Tulu 600
Garhwali 600 Kanauji 500
Konkani, Goan 300 Bundeli 200
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCB
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Urdu Language Film
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Galen Frysinger
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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