Ad Dharmi in India

The Ad Dharmi have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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.


Prayer Focus

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


Scripture Prayers for the Ad Dharmi in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-02-02
People Name General Ad Dharmi
People Name in Country Ad Dharmi
Pronunciation ahd DER-mee
Population this Country 1,221,000
Population all Countries 1,221,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 24
Alternate Names Adi-Dharmi; Chamar; Ramdasia; Ravidasia; आड़ धर्मी
People ID 16158
ROP3 Code 111259
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Punjab
1,198,000
Himachal Pradesh
7,300
Delhi
7,200
Chandigarh
4,100
Haryana
2,600
Rajasthan
1,400
Madhya Pradesh
200
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Punjab 1,198,000
  Himachal Pradesh 7,300
  Delhi 7,200
  Chandigarh 4,100
  Haryana 2,600
  Rajasthan 1,400
  Madhya Pradesh 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (920,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Hindi
114,000
Chambeali
1,600
Churahi
400
Marwari
300
Kangri
200
Bagri
200
Mewari
200
Wagdi
70
Haryanvi
60
Pahari, Mahasu
40
Mandeali
40
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (920,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 114,000
  Chambeali 1,600
  Churahi 400
  Marwari 300
  Kangri 200
  Bagri 200
  Mewari 200
  Wagdi 70
  Haryanvi 60
  Pahari, Mahasu 40
  Mandeali 40
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  (1818-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Satsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video Who Can Help You?
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Zúme Training
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.88 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.34 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
85.15 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
12.64 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Pavel Dobrovský - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
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