Dhakad in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dhakad only in India
Population
746,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 746,000
World Population 746,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chhetri, Dhadi, Dhakar, Dharabole, धाकड़
People ID 16697
ROP3 Code 111926
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Rajasthan
(493,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(252,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(500)
Maharashtra
(400)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Rajasthan (493,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (252,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (500)
  Maharashtra (400)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (518,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Mewari
(56,000)
Haroti: Harauti
(52,000)
Dhundari
(30,000)
Malvi
(27,000)
Marwari
(24,000)
Shekhawati
(4,600)
Merwari
(3,200)
Bundeli
(300)
Braj Bhasha
(100)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (518,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Mewari (56,000)
  Haroti: Harauti (52,000)
  Dhundari (30,000)
  Malvi (27,000)
  Marwari (24,000)
  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
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 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 Isudas   Copyrighted ©   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


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