Dabgar (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dabgar (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
139,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

This low status people group is considered by many to be a subdivision of the more numerous Chamars and Mochis. However, this is probably only because they get the raw skin from groups such as the Chamar, Kassi or Cheek (a Muslim group which sells goat meat) and store them and sell them to dealers. At one time they were cobblers, meaning they repaired shoes for a living. At that time they tanned hides, an occupation which gives any community low status in the Hindu world.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today they often deal with leather good, but they use leather to make drums and toys. At their festivals, they use wind instruments and (not surprisingly) drums. Like many people groups in a rapidly modernizing India, they have abandoned child marriage. This people group of 113,000 lives in various parts of northern India, where the gospel presence is weak.


What Are Their Beliefs?

If someone were to take the gospel to these Hindus, they would want to conform to their oral traditions. Telling stories, showing films, and using gospel recordings would be effective. Their chief deity is Asapuri.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Dagbar people will abandon Asapuri, and embrace Jesus Christ, the King of kings.
* Pray that they will look to the Lord for their dignity and worth instead of settling for the low caste status Hinduism has given them.


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-29
People Name General Dabgar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Dabgar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 139,000
World Population 139,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chamar, Dhabgar, Dhalgar, Dhaloti, Dhor, Gharami, Gharrami, Kuppisaz, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, ड़ाबगार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16648
ROP3 Code 111857
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 12
Largest States
Maharashtra (54,000) Gujarat (23,000) Uttar Pradesh (18,000)
Karnataka (15,000) Bihar (13,000) Jharkhand (4,500)
Rajasthan (3,700) Delhi (3,100) West Bengal (2,500)
Madhya Pradesh (1,200) Uttarakhand (1,100) Goa (50)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 12
Maharashtra (54,000) Gujarat (23,000)
Uttar Pradesh (18,000) Karnataka (15,000)
Bihar (13,000) Jharkhand (4,500)
Rajasthan (3,700) Delhi (3,100)
West Bengal (2,500) Madhya Pradesh (1,200)
Uttarakhand (1,100) Goa (50)
Primary Language: Marathi (44,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 26
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (33,000) Gujarati (21,000) Kannada (16,000)
Bhojpuri (9,000) Bengali (2,300) Kanauji (900)
Konkani (800) Magahi (800) Ahirani (800)
Sadri (600) Marwari (500) Telugu (400)
Awadhi (300) Nimadi (300) Kumaoni (300)
Maithili (300) Merwari (200) Mewari (100)
Dhundari (100) Garhwali (100)
Primary Language: Marathi (44,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 26
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (33,000) Gujarati (21,000)
Kannada (16,000) Bhojpuri (9,000)
Bengali (2,300) Kanauji (900)
Konkani (800) Magahi (800)
Ahirani (800) Sadri (600)
Marwari (500) Telugu (400)
Awadhi (300) Nimadi (300)
Kumaoni (300) Maithili (300)
Merwari (200) Mewari (100)
Dhundari (100) Garhwali (100)
Primary Language: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
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 Marathi
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 Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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