Chenna Dasar in India

The Chenna Dasar have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

Their name comes from a word meaning "pole." Most work as mendicants, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, god of Tirupathi. Others work increasingly in agriculture and as wage laborers. They speak Kannada and write in the Kannada script.


Where Are they Located?

The Chenna Dasar live primarily in Karnataka. Many also live in Maharashtra. In Karnataka they primarily live in Dharwad and Belgaum.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are not vegetarians, but do avoid eating beef and pork. They also drink alcoholic beverages on special occasions.

Marriages are arranged and take place between two separate clans. The couple marry at adulthood in a ceremony that is celebrated at the home of the man. The subsequent marriage feast is celebrated at the home of the bride's family. A cash bride price is paid for the girl.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindus who worship Hanuman and Yellamma as their main deities. They also worship their ancestors. Their religious practitioners are Jogis.


References

Global Encyclopaedia of the West Indian Dalit's Ethnography, K. C. Das, editor. 2008. pgs 73,74.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Chenna Dasar
People Name in Country Chenna Dasar
Population in India 47,000
World Population 47,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bukkavallu, Butta, Chakrawadya Dasar, Channa Dasar, Dadulu, Dandiga Dasar, Dasari Bakka, Dasarlu, Dasri, Hari Dasar, Holaya Dasar, Jambu Dasar, Krishna Balija, Krishnabalija, Krishnapaksi, Krusna Balija, Kumkum, Kumkum Varthakulu, Kumkumavallu, Mannan, Mettelavallu, Poosala, Pusala, Pusalavallu, Sadulu, चेन्ना दासर
People ID 16555
ROP3 Code 111746
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 7
Largest States
Karnataka
42,000
Maharashtra
2,600
Bihar
800
Telangana
600
Andhra Pradesh
300
Tamil Nadu
90
Goa
20
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 7
  Karnataka 42,000
  Maharashtra 2,600
  Bihar 800
  Telangana 600
  Andhra Pradesh 300
  Tamil Nadu 90
  Goa 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Kannada (40,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Telugu
2,500
Marathi
2,100
Konkani, Goan
700
Hindi
600
Tulu
200
Konkani
200
Marwari
Primary Language Kannada (40,000 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Telugu 2,500
  Marathi 2,100
  Konkani, Goan 700
  Hindi 600
  Tulu 200
  Konkani 200
  Marwari 0
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1823-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1831-2000)
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 Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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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