Bania, Dhusar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania, Dhusar only in India

Population

251,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The name of the Dhusar people group comes from a legend about a woman being troubled by the devil. As the story goes, the woman went to Brahma, the Hindu god of creation, to tell him about this problem. She wept as she spoke to him. As she wept, a river miraculously appeared, and Brahma named the river Vasudhara. The Dhusars derive their name from Vasudhara because they live along the banks of the Vasudhara River.


What are Their Beliefs?

While the tale of the weeping woman is just fiction, it holds some parallels to the spiritual condition of the Dhusar Bania people. They are, in fact, troubled by the devil. As Hindus, they worship many false gods and are blinded to the truth of Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Lord to lead the Dhusar out from the dominion of darkness, into the light of His Son.
* Pray for many Dhusar people to believe in Jesus Christ and for rivers of living water to flow from within them.

References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)



People Name General Bania, Dhusar
People Name in Country Bania, Dhusar
Population in India 251,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dhusar, Dusar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bania, Dhusar
Ethnic Code CNN25
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (140,000) Kanauji (20,000) Gujarati (9,300) Awadhi (9,300)
Marwari (7,400) Dhundari (4,600) Marathi (3,500) Bundeli (1,800)
Mewari (1,500) Shekhawati (1,100) Bhojpuri (1,000) Merwari (700)
Haryanvi (500) Bai, Southern (200) Chhattisgarhi (100) Kumaoni (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 140,000 Kanauji 20,000
Gujarati 9,300 Awadhi 9,300
Marwari 7,400 Dhundari 4,600
Marathi 3,500 Bundeli 1,800
Mewari 1,500 Shekhawati 1,100
Bhojpuri 1,000 Merwari 700
Haryanvi 500 Bai, Southern 200
Chhattisgarhi 100 Kumaoni 20
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%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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