Dalu in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Chichang Unknown
Mashi Unknown
Pirra Unknown

Introduction / History

The Dalu are an indigenous people in India and Bangladesh that traces their ancestry to Bobhrubahan. Their people were ousted from Tripura, and they settled for a time in Assam before spreading out into other nearby locations including what is now Odisha and West Bengal.


Where Are they Located?

Most of the Dalu people live in the Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal, though some live in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

These are landless farmers. About 90 percent of these peaceful people do not own the land they farm. They also suffer from illiteracy.

The Dalu people rice and various meats. They also drink a homemade fermented rice drink, even though alcohol is forbidden in Islam. There are a couple of Dalu clans, and people cannot marry outside of their clan without paying a heavy penalty.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Dalu people are Muslims who probably converted from Hinduism hundreds of years ago. Even now, their form of Sunni Islam is compromised by their ancestor's Hindu beliefs and practices. Some sources consider the Dalu people to be Hindu.


What Are Their Needs?

The Dalu people need to see living Christianity in action. They need to know that a relationship with Jesus Christ helps families and communities to flourish, including theirs if they would only allow for it!


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Dalu in India.

* Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Dalu society as all believers learn to love others.
* Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
* Pray for workers to go to the Dalu people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.


References

http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Dalu


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Dalu
People Name in Country Dalu
World Population 20,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dalere; Dalua; Dolapati; डालु
People ID 16663
ROP3 Code 111877
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 4
Largest States
West Bengal
18,000
Meghalaya
600
Tripura
200
Odisha
50
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 4
  West Bengal 18,000
  Meghalaya 600
  Tripura 200
  Odisha 50
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (18,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Hajong
200
Primary Language Bengali (18,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Hajong 200
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2000)
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 - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.