Dhangar Bharwad in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 28 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Dangri 3,200
Hatkar 400
Khutekar 400
Barge 200
Mendhe 200
Shegar 200
Ahir Unknown
Dange Unknown
Lad Unknown
Assal Unknown

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 that many of the Dhangar Bharwad will come to love God with their whole being and will walk in His ways. Pray 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.


Scripture Prayers for the Dhangar Bharwad in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-16
People Name General Dhangar Bharwad
People Name in Country Dhangar Bharwad
World Population 2,841,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 57
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
ROP3 Code 111931
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Tribal - Other
People Group Dhangar Bharwad
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups 28 (only 15 largest shown)
  Dangri 3,200
  Hatkar 400
  Khutekar 400
  Barge 200
  Mendhe 200
  Shegar 200
  Ahir 100
  Dange 100
  Lad 100
  Assal 90
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 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarat
1,448,000
Karnataka
1,114,000
Maharashtra
146,000
Madhya Pradesh
48,000
Uttar Pradesh
44,000
Tamil Nadu
7,600
Daman and Diu
3,300
Rajasthan
2,400
Chhattisgarh
2,200
Odisha
2,100
West Bengal
1,500
Delhi
1,400
Telangana
1,100
Jharkhand
1,000
Uttarakhand
900
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 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  Gujarat 1,448,000
  Karnataka 1,114,000
  Maharashtra 146,000
  Madhya Pradesh 48,000
  Uttar Pradesh 44,000
  Tamil Nadu 7,600
  Daman and Diu 3,300
  Rajasthan 2,400
  Chhattisgarh 2,200
  Odisha 2,100
  West Bengal 1,500
  Delhi 1,400
  Telangana 1,100
  Jharkhand 1,000
  Uttarakhand 900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (1,363,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 40
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kannada
720,000
Marathi
518,000
Hindi
143,000
Kacchi
20,000
Bhojpuri
2,500
Telugu
2,300
Saurashtra
2,300
Bhili
2,100
Malvi
1,900
Konkani
1,600
Odia
1,400
Nimadi
1,100
Chhattisgarhi
1,000
Gondi, Northern
1,000
Konkani, Goan
800
Primary Language Gujarati (1,363,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 40
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kannada 720,000
  Marathi 518,000
  Hindi 143,000
  Kacchi 20,000
  Bhojpuri 2,500
  Telugu 2,300
  Saurashtra 2,300
  Bhili 2,100
  Malvi 1,900
  Konkani 1,600
  Odia 1,400
  Nimadi 1,100
  Chhattisgarhi 1,000
  Gondi, Northern 1,000
  Konkani, Goan 800
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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
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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.03 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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.