Darjee in India


Population
68,000
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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Darjee
People Name in Country Darjee
Population in India 68,000
World Population 522,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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 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 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
35,000
Assam
12,000
Sikkim
12,000
Uttarakhand
7,800
Bihar
900
Tripura
400
Himachal Pradesh
300
Uttar Pradesh
200
Manipur
100
Arunachal Pradesh
90
Madhya Pradesh
80
Andaman and Nicobar
70
Meghalaya
50
Maharashtra
50
Chandigarh
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 19
  West Bengal 35,000
  Assam 12,000
  Sikkim 12,000
  Uttarakhand 7,800
  Bihar 900
  Tripura 400
  Himachal Pradesh 300
  Uttar Pradesh 200
  Manipur 100
  Arunachal Pradesh 90
  Madhya Pradesh 80
  Andaman and Nicobar 70
  Meghalaya 50
  Maharashtra 50
  Chandigarh 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (56,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Kumaoni
5,200
Bengali
3,100
Hindi
2,000
Assamese
1,100
Darmiya
600
Maithili
100
Chaudangsi
70
Newar: Newar
60
Other People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (56,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Kumaoni 5,200
  Bengali 3,100
  Hindi 2,000
  Assamese 1,100
  Darmiya 600
  Maithili 100
  Chaudangsi 70
  Newar: Newar 60
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 National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.34 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.84 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.76 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.07 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Global Mapping Intl / Omid / 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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