Ad Dharmi in India

The Ad Dharmi have only been reported in India
Population
740,000
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, according to the 1981 census, was 40 per cent.


Ministry Obstacles

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


Outreach Ideas

The Ad Dharmi need to hear the Gospel in oral forms and in written forms. Gospel films and recordings may be very helpful.


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 740,000
World Population 740,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 15 to 18
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Punjab
(712,000)
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 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Punjab (712,000)
  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
(82,000)
Chambeali
(2,200)
Kangri
(1,800)
Churahi
(1,700)
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 (650,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (82,000)
  Chambeali (2,200)
  Kangri (1,800)
  Churahi (1,700)
  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
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 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
3.45 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
88.16 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
8.39 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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