Dhangar Bharwad in India


Population
2,816,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-16
People Name General Dhangar Bharwad
People Name in Country Dhangar Bharwad
Population in India 2,816,000
World Population 2,830,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 56
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (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
ROP3 Code 111931
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Dhangar Bharwad
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups on file 28
Largest Subgroups
(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
Khilari
90
Gavli
50
Sangar
30
Bandi
0
Banija
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
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
  Khilari 90
  Gavli 50
  Sangar 30
  Bandi 0
  Banija 0
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 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarat
1,414,000
Karnataka
1,146,000
Maharashtra
143,000
Madhya Pradesh
48,000
Uttar Pradesh
41,000
Tamil Nadu
7,500
Daman and Diu
3,200
Rajasthan
2,400
Chhattisgarh
2,100
Odisha
2,100
West Bengal
1,400
Delhi
1,400
Telangana
1,000
Jharkhand
900
Uttarakhand
800
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 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  Gujarat 1,414,000
  Karnataka 1,146,000
  Maharashtra 143,000
  Madhya Pradesh 48,000
  Uttar Pradesh 41,000
  Tamil Nadu 7,500
  Daman and Diu 3,200
  Rajasthan 2,400
  Chhattisgarh 2,100
  Odisha 2,100
  West Bengal 1,400
  Delhi 1,400
  Telangana 1,000
  Jharkhand 900
  Uttarakhand 800
Website South Asia Peoples

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 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 / 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 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 Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.03 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Global Mapping Intl / Omid / 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.




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