Dhobi, Muslim in India



Population

943,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Greatest Sacrifice

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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 943,000
World Population 2,115,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Agasa, Agasaru, Agheria, Awari, Bana, Baretha, Batham, Bhai, Chakala, Chakali, Chandbar, Charhoya, Chauhan-Bhatti, Chawla, Chhimba, Darhi, Dharhiadu, Dharhiannan, Dharhiannari, Dhob, Dhoba, Dhobi, Dhopa, Dhopi, Dhupi, 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, Turaka Chakali, Turka Chakla, Turka Sakala, Vannan, Warathi, Watts
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Dhobi, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17519
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:  20  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (559,000) Bihar (161,000) Andhra Pradesh (80,000) Telangana (42,000)
Karnataka (28,000) Maharashtra (21,000) Uttarakhand (13,000) Haryana (9,900)
West Bengal (8,300) Jammu and Kashmir (6,200) Tamil Nadu (3,900) Madhya Pradesh (3,800)
Gujarat (3,400) Delhi (1,700) Punjab (1,100) Himachal Pradesh (700)
Jharkhand (600) Rajasthan (200) Chandigarh (30) Daman and Diu (10)
Total States on file:  20  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (559,000) Bihar (161,000)
Andhra Pradesh (80,000) Telangana (42,000)
Karnataka (28,000) Maharashtra (21,000)
Uttarakhand (13,000) Haryana (9,900)
West Bengal (8,300) Jammu and Kashmir (6,200)
Tamil Nadu (3,900) Madhya Pradesh (3,800)
Gujarat (3,400) Delhi (1,700)
Punjab (1,100) Himachal Pradesh (700)
Jharkhand (600) Rajasthan (200)
Chandigarh (30) Daman and Diu (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  31  (up to 20 largest 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 (2,500) 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 2,500
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

For Main Lanugage: Urdu


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Revised Urdu Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: UGV Devanagari Text / Printed Matter
Bible: اردو جیو ورژن Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Urdu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Galen Frysinger  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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