Ad Dharmi in India

The Ad Dharmi have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Ad Dharmi's primary occupation is tanning hides, and some are also engaged in leatherwork and related industries. There are no restrictions on their accepting or exchanging water and food from and with the neighboring communities. They visit the same religious places, share common sources of water and also take part in festivals along with other communities. Their literacy rate probably has risen in recent years to exceed the 50% mark.


Ministry Obstacles

A low literacy rate can hinder the coming of the Gospel if it comes only in written form.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for movements to Jesus to sweep through Ad Dharmi families, permeating the group from within.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Ad Dharmi community at present, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will understand fully the way of salvation, and be zealous to know and follow the Lord.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Ad Dharmi community to be able to care adequately for their families, and be able to send their children to school.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ad Dharmi
People Name in Country Ad Dharmi
Population in India 741,000
World Population 741,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
Alternate Names Adi-Dharmi, Chamar, Ramdasia, Ravidasia, आड़ धर्मी
People ID 16158
ROP3 Code 111259
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Punjab
713,000
Himachal Pradesh
11,000
Delhi
10,000
Chandigarh
3,700
Haryana
1,600
Rajasthan
1,500
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Punjab 713,000
  Himachal Pradesh 11,000
  Delhi 10,000
  Chandigarh 3,700
  Haryana 1,600
  Rajasthan 1,500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (650,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Hindi
83,000
Chambeali
2,200
Kangri
1,800
Churahi
1,300
Bagri
600
Mandeali
400
Marwari
300
Mewari
200
Pahari, Mahasu
100
Wagdi
70
Haryanvi
50
Merwari
50
Bilaspuri
20
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (650,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 83,000
  Chambeali 2,200
  Kangri 1,800
  Churahi 1,300
  Bagri 600
  Mandeali 400
  Marwari 300
  Mewari 200
  Pahari, Mahasu 100
  Wagdi 70
  Haryanvi 50
  Merwari 50
  Bilaspuri 20
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
2.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
89.11 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
8.39 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Pavel Dobrovský  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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