Bania, Dhusar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania, Dhusar only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


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.


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

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-07
People Name General Bania, Dhusar
People Name in Country Bania, Dhusar
Population in India 251,000
World Population 251,000
Countries 1
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
People ID 19696
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (144,000) Rajasthan (24,000) Gujarat (8,500) Haryana (7,100)
Madhya Pradesh (6,000) Maharashtra (5,900) Delhi (3,100) Uttarakhand (800)
Chhattisgarh (600)
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (144,000) Rajasthan (24,000)
Gujarat (8,500) Haryana (7,100)
Madhya Pradesh (6,000) Maharashtra (5,900)
Delhi (3,100) Uttarakhand (800)
Chhattisgarh (600)
Languages & Dialects on file:  16  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (140,000) Kanauji (20,000) Awadhi (9,300) Gujarati (9,000)
Marwari (7,400) Dhundari (4,600) Marathi (3,000) Bundeli (1,800)
Mewari (1,500) Shekhawati (1,100) Bhojpuri (1,000) Merwari (700)
Haryanvi (500) Braj Bhasha (200) Chhattisgarhi (100) Kumaoni (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 140,000 Kanauji 20,000
Awadhi 9,300 Gujarati 9,000
Marwari 7,400 Dhundari 4,600
Marathi 3,000 Bundeli 1,800
Mewari 1,500 Shekhawati 1,100
Bhojpuri 1,000 Merwari 700
Haryanvi 500 Braj Bhasha 200
Chhattisgarhi 100 Kumaoni 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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