Dhangar in India


Population
2,896,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The word dhangar is derived from the Sanskrit word dhenu, meaning cow. They keep a special breed of cows and buffalo known as Dhangar mhasi and Dhangar gai. Children are named after ancestors, gods and goddesses. The sacred thread is worn during marriage. The deities specially worshipped are Khandoba and Biroba. Their literacy rate is very low.


Ministry Obstacles

Their low literacy rate is an obstacle if the Gospel comes to them only in printed form, but isn't necessarily a large obstacle if it comes in oral form.


Outreach Ideas

Teams to carry Gospel films, recordings and stories from Scripture will be helpful.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray the Christian believers among the Dhangar community will become mature in the faith, able to have a bold, kind witness for Jesus to their neighbors.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Dhangar will increasingly hunger to know the creator God in a personal way.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dhangar
People Name in Country Dhangar
Population in India 2,896,000
World Population 2,909,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ahir, Atkar, Baria, Baria Mota Bharwad, Bhalwad, Bharwad, Chosa, Chosia, Dbgri, Dhalgar, Dhang, Dharhiad, Dharwad, Dhudhiya Bharwad, Dung, Gadarai, Gadri, Gavada, Hatar, Hatgar, Hatkar, Janapada, Kabari, Kurmar, Kuruba, Kurubar, Mota Bhai Bharwad, Nana Bhai Bharwad, Oraon, Pal, ढानगर
People ID 16700
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 23
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (1,467,000) Karnataka (1,161,000) Maharashtra (149,000)
Madhya Pradesh (49,000) Uttar Pradesh (43,000) Tamil Nadu (7,800)
Daman and Diu (3,400) Rajasthan (2,400) Chhattisgarh (2,200)
Odisha (2,100) West Bengal (1,500) Delhi (1,400)
Telangana (1,000) Jharkhand (900) Uttarakhand (900)
Goa (800) Dadra and Nagar Have (400) Andhra Pradesh (300)
Kerala (200) Chandigarh (80)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 23  (only 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (1,467,000) Karnataka (1,161,000)
Maharashtra (149,000) Madhya Pradesh (49,000)
Uttar Pradesh (43,000) Tamil Nadu (7,800)
Daman and Diu (3,400) Rajasthan (2,400)
Chhattisgarh (2,200) Odisha (2,100)
West Bengal (1,500) Delhi (1,400)
Telangana (1,000) Jharkhand (900)
Uttarakhand (900) Goa (800)
Dadra and Nagar Have (400) Andhra Pradesh (300)
Kerala (200) Chandigarh (80)
Primary Language: Gujarati (1,356,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 38
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Kannada (753,000) Marathi (497,000) Hindi (128,000)
Kacchi (20,000) Telugu (2,300) Saurashtra (2,300)
Bhili (2,100) Bhojpuri (1,700) Konkani (1,600)
Oriya (1,500) Nimadi (1,100) Chhattisgarhi (1,000)
Gondi, Northern (1,000) Malvi (900) Kanauji (800)
Konkani, Goan (800) Urdu (700) Korku (600)
Garhwali (400) Tamil (400)
Primary Language: Gujarati (1,356,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 38
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Kannada (753,000) Marathi (497,000)
Hindi (128,000) Kacchi (20,000)
Telugu (2,300) Saurashtra (2,300)
Bhili (2,100) Bhojpuri (1,700)
Konkani (1,600) Oriya (1,500)
Nimadi (1,100) Chhattisgarhi (1,000)
Gondi, Northern (1,000) Malvi (900)
Kanauji (800) Konkani, Goan (800)
Urdu (700) Korku (600)
Garhwali (400) Tamil (400)
Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.84 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.04 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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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