Dhakad in India

The Dhakad have only been reported in India
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Introduction

Traditionally, the Dhakad are farmers. A sacred thread (janeu) is the symbol of a married man. After a father's death, the family deity is given to the eldest son as he is the successor. They worship family, clan, and village deities like Gaondei and Banjari Mata. The Dhakad accept food and water from the Brahmin and Rawat only. They do not allow intercommunity marriages. The Brahmin conduct their rituals, the Dhobi wash their clothes on the occasions of birth and death, and the Nai shave off their hair. Family property is inherited equally by all the male children. Their chief god is Balram, from whom they trace their descent.


Ministry Obstacles

Workers can expect opposition as Jesus is presented to a people who have worshipped spiritual beings that have held them in bondage for generations.


Outreach Ideas

Pray that evangelists and church planters in other Indian people groups will be led to the Dhakad community. Pray they won't be overlooked as the Gospel advances in India.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Even though there no known followers of Jesus today among the Dhakad, pray that God will be arranging encounters between many in this group and believers who will be obedient to the Spirit in sharing Christ with them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray all the Dhakad people will be set free from the worship of created things.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dhakad
People Name in Country Dhakad
Population in India 738,000
World Population 738,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chhetri, Dhadi, Dhakar, Dharabole, धाकड़
People ID 16697
ROP3 Code 111926
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Dhakad
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups on file 4
Largest Subgroups
Nagar
10,000
Nathphoda
5,200
Karad
5,000
Mali
5,000
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Dhakad
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups 4
  Nagar 10,000
  Nathphoda 5,200
  Karad 5,000
  Mali 5,000
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 4
Largest States
Rajasthan
490,000
Madhya Pradesh
247,000
Uttar Pradesh
500
Maharashtra
400
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 4
  Rajasthan 490,000
  Madhya Pradesh 247,000
  Uttar Pradesh 500
  Maharashtra 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (517,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Haroti: Harauti
65,000
Mewari
56,000
Malvi
29,000
Dhundari
28,000
Marwari
26,000
Shekhawati
4,600
Merwari
3,200
Bundeli
300
Braj Bhasha
100
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (517,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Haroti: Harauti 65,000
  Mewari 56,000
  Malvi 29,000
  Dhundari 28,000
  Marwari 26,000
  Shekhawati 4,600
  Merwari 3,200
  Bundeli 300
  Braj Bhasha 100
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 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 Father's 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)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
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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