Dagi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Dagi (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

There are 108,000 Dagi people, most of whom live either in Delhi or Himachal Pradesh. The latter state is highly mountainous. There are Tibetan Buddhists in Himachal Pradesh, and the Dagi form of Hinduism includes some Buddhist elements. Like animistic peoples, they appease local spirits.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their traditional occupation was to play musical instruments at festivals and celebrations, but many of them now engage in farming. Economically they are not doing well, partially because they have a low literacy rate. They have migrated to different parts of northern India for economic reasons.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Dagi (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to cause a spiritual breakthrough among the Dagi people.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Dagi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Dagi (Hindu traditions)
World Population 133,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Ansari, Chauhan, Dagee, Dangi, Dhagi, Kabaria, Patel, दगी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16652
ROP3 Code 111862
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 8
Largest States
Delhi
129,000
Himachal Pradesh
2,400
Punjab
900
Haryana
500
Rajasthan
90
Chandigarh
70
Uttarakhand
50
Uttar Pradesh
40
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 8
  Delhi 129,000
  Himachal Pradesh 2,400
  Punjab 900
  Haryana 500
  Rajasthan 90
  Chandigarh 70
  Uttarakhand 50
  Uttar Pradesh 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (117,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Eastern
13,000
Pattani
800
Pahari, Mahasu
500
Kangri
400
Garhwali
50
Marwari
40
Chambeali
30
Bagri
20
Haryanvi
20
Primary Language Hindi (117,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Eastern 13,000
  Pattani 800
  Pahari, Mahasu 500
  Kangri 400
  Garhwali 50
  Marwari 40
  Chambeali 30
  Bagri 20
  Haryanvi 20
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.81 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.19 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.