Dhavad in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dhavad only in India

Population

1,700

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The word Dhavad is from the original Marathi word Dhatu which means mineral. This group of people lived in Western Ghats in Maharashtra, and as this soil is rich in iron ore, they use to extract iron from the earth and convert into tools and pots (tawa) for daily use.


Where are they Located?

As required to extract iron ore they were mostly located on the mountain tops of Western Ghats, mostly arround Satara, as the soil is red and rich in iron ore. A significant population lives in Mahableshwar and Matheran. Some have traveled down to the Kokan region in search of alternate trade.


What are Their Lives Like?

At present they are all over in small groups in the Western Ghats and live below poverty line, because they could not go any further than manual extraction of iron ore. Hence the trade died and now they are diverted into various petty works for earning their daily bread.


What are Their Beliefs?

They are followers of Islam.


What are Their Needs?

As their original trade died, they are now diverted to any skilled work they can find and are mostly living below standard.




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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 Dhavad
People Name in Country Dhavad
ROP3 Code 111956
Joshua Project People ID 19739
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 1,700
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 1,695
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Dhavad
Ethnic Code CNN25
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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