Dhangar Bharwad in India


Population
2,828,000
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 2,828,000
World Population 2,842,000
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 23
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarat
(1,416,000)
Karnataka
(1,147,000)
Maharashtra
(143,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(56,000)
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 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 23  (only 20 largest shown)
  Gujarat (1,416,000)
  Karnataka (1,147,000)
  Maharashtra (143,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (56,000)
  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 (1,356,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 39
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kannada
(766,000)
Marathi
(523,000)
Hindi
(135,000)
Kacchi
(20,000)
Telugu
(2,300)
Saurashtra
(2,300)
Bhili
(2,100)
Malvi
(1,900)
Bhojpuri
(1,700)
Konkani
(1,600)
Odia
(1,400)
Nimadi
(1,100)
Chhattisgarhi
(1,000)
Gondi, Northern
(1,000)
Kanauji
(800)
People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (1,356,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 39
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kannada (766,000)
  Marathi (523,000)
  Hindi (135,000)
  Kacchi (20,000)
  Telugu (2,300)
  Saurashtra (2,300)
  Bhili (2,100)
  Malvi (1,900)
  Bhojpuri (1,700)
  Konkani (1,600)
  Odia (1,400)
  Nimadi (1,100)
  Chhattisgarhi (1,000)
  Gondi, Northern (1,000)
  Kanauji (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
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 Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
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 © 2017  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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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