Dhangar Bharwad in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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.


Prayer Focus

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


Scripture Prayers for the Dhangar Bharwad in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dhangar Bharwad
People Name in Country Dhangar Bharwad
Pronunciation den-GUR BAR-vahd
Population this Country 68,000
Population all Countries 3,373,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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 Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Sindh
66,000
Punjab
80
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Sindh 66,000
  Punjab 80
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Sindhi (39,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Dhatki
26,000
Kacchi
2,000
Saraiki
700
Punjabi, Western
400
Primary Language Sindhi (39,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Dhatki 26,000
  Kacchi 2,000
  Saraiki 700
  Punjabi, Western 400
People Groups Speaking Sindhi
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