The Deshwali of India live in Rajasthan. Desh means country and wali means lord. They speak Mawari and read and write in Devanagari. Islam is their religion. They are not vegetarians and eat wheat as a cereal.
The Deshwali are monogamous and cousin marriages take place too. Marriage is by discussion. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. They have birth rituals and the dead are buried.
Most of them own land. Cultivation is their main work. They have a community council to look after them. They use modern ways of agriculture.
* Pray that as the Deshwali read the Koran they will be attracted to Jesus, read the Bible and give their lives to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Deshwali council leaders will give their lives to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Deshwali (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Deshwali (Hindu traditions)|
|Population in India||202,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||5 to 6|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Deshbagh, Deshwali, देशवाली (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (156,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Hindi|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Hindi Bible stories|
|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||Fathers 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)|