Darjee in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

A migrant community, the Darjee are sometimes known as Damai. They are non-vegetarian, and rice is their staple cereal. The Darjee women play a significant role in their economy by plucking tea-leaves in tea gardens for wages. The traditional occupation of the Darjee is tailoring. They regard the Kuldevta as their household deity and also worship Vandevta. The Darjee are traditional musicians. The Nepali Brahmin do not accept water from the Darjee, but the Sarki, Kami, etc. accept water from them.


Ministry Obstacles

The Darjee had a literacy rate of 31% in the 1981 census, and has probably not improved much since then.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for workers to carry the Gospel of Christ to these people, especially in oral form. Several exposures to the Gospel message are usually required.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Christ among this low caste community, that they will follow Christ with zeal and holiness. Pray they will be rooted and established in love.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Darjee community to increasingly be drawn to the man Jesus Christ, to be curious about him and his teachings. Pray that God will overthrow spiritual forces of darkness opposing the spread of His Gospel.


Scripture Prayers for the Darjee in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Darjee
People Name in Country Darjee
World Population 518,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Charmarla, Damai, Dami, Darzo, Dhamai, Dhami, Dhamin, Dholi, Dosad, Goparia, Gorkha, Karigarh, Karoria, Kurenor, Kurerior, Madhukatta, Master, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, दर्जी
People ID 16664
ROP3 Code 111878
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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
19,000
Assam
12,000
Sikkim
12,000
Uttarakhand
7,900
Bihar
900
Tripura
400
Himachal Pradesh
300
Uttar Pradesh
200
Manipur
100
Arunachal Pradesh
90
Madhya Pradesh
90
Jharkhand
80
Andaman and Nicobar
70
Meghalaya
50
Maharashtra
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 19
  West Bengal 19,000
  Assam 12,000
  Sikkim 12,000
  Uttarakhand 7,900
  Bihar 900
  Tripura 400
  Himachal Pradesh 300
  Uttar Pradesh 200
  Manipur 100
  Arunachal Pradesh 90
  Madhya Pradesh 90
  Jharkhand 80
  Andaman and Nicobar 70
  Meghalaya 50
  Maharashtra 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (44,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Kumaoni
5,200
Hindi
1,400
Assamese
1,100
Bengali
800
Darmiya
600
Maithili
100
Chaudangsi
70
Newar
30
Primary Language Nepali (44,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Kumaoni 5,200
  Hindi 1,400
  Assamese 1,100
  Bengali 800
  Darmiya 600
  Maithili 100
  Chaudangsi 70
  Newar 30
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2004)
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 Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.41 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
3.72 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
94.87 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2019  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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.