Dhobi, Muslim in Nepal

Population

8,830

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.




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Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Dhobi, Muslim
People Name in Country Dhobi, Muslim
ROP3 Code 112937
Joshua Project People ID 17519
Indigenous Yes
Population in Nepal 8,830
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group 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,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nepali 2,938 Bhojpuri 2,735 Urdu 1,665 Maithili 1,210
Awadhi 610
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Dhobi, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
-0.02%
Islam
100.00%
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%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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