Bania, Dhusar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania, Dhusar only in India

Population

250,000

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)



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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 Bania, Dhusar
People Name in Country Bania, Dhusar
ROP3 Code 115148
Joshua Project People ID 19696
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 250,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Dhusar, Dusar,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 140,487 Kanauji 20,300 Gujarati 9,340 Awadhi 9,270
Marwari 8,130 Dhundari 4,620 Marathi 3,560 Bundeli 1,800
Mewari 1,470 Shekhawati 1,070 Bhojpuri 1,040 Haryanvi 520
Bai, Southern 150 Chhattisgarhi 100 Kumaoni 20
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bania, Dhusar
Ethnic Code CNN25
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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%
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