Darjee in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

A migrant community, the Darjee are sometimes known as Damai. They speak Nepali. Most Darjee people live in Nepal, but many have migrated to India's northeastern states or Bhutan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The traditional occupation of the Darjee is tailoring. 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 Darjee are traditional musicians.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They regard the Kuldevta as their household deity and also worship Vandevta. The Nepali Brahmin do not accept water from the Darjee, but the Sarki, Kami, etc. accept water from them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Darjee people need better schools so they can improve their literacy rate and get better jobs.

They need workers to carry the gospel of Christ to these people, especially in oral form. Several exposures to the gospel message are usually required before people accept Christ on his terms.


Prayer Points

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

Pray these Christian believers will be rooted and established in love so his name will be glorified.

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
Pronunciation DAR-jee
Population this Country 56,000
Population all Countries 598,000
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
22,000
Assam
14,000
Sikkim
8,900
Uttarakhand
8,100
Bihar
1,100
Tripura
500
Himachal Pradesh
300
Uttar Pradesh
200
Manipur
100
Arunachal Pradesh
100
Madhya Pradesh
100
Andaman and Nicobar
80
Jharkhand
80
Maharashtra
60
Meghalaya
50
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 22,000
  Assam 14,000
  Sikkim 8,900
  Uttarakhand 8,100
  Bihar 1,100
  Tripura 500
  Himachal Pradesh 300
  Uttar Pradesh 200
  Manipur 100
  Arunachal Pradesh 100
  Madhya Pradesh 100
  Andaman and Nicobar 80
  Jharkhand 80
  Maharashtra 60
  Meghalaya 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (37,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindi
6,200
Kumaoni
4,200
Assamese
1,100
Bengali
800
Darmiya
600
Maithili
100
Chaudangsi
70
Newar
30
Primary Language Nepali (37,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 6,200
  Kumaoni 4,200
  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  (1914-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto) Create International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.36 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.89 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.75 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Bijaya2043 - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more