Dhimar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dhimar only in India
Population
1,868,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Dhimar are a caste of fishermen and palanquin (a kind of sedan chair) bearers. They work sometimes as boatmen. They can also at times work in cultivation along the river bank. Sometimes they are water carriers and can sell sweet potatoes, dry grains, rice and boiled plums.

They are also called by the names of the Bhoi, Kahar, Machandar, Baraua and Palewar.

First cousins are not allowed to marry each other. Widows can marry and also divorce is permitted but does not happen often. Children are named on the day they are born or 12 days later. They are poor and bury their dead, as cremation tends to be too expensive.

In some places in India they are distinct castes. That does not tend to be the case in the Central Provinces.


Where Are they Located?

They are mainly living in the Central Provinces.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Dhimar are Hindus who worship Dulha Deo. They also worship the major Hindu gods like Shiva, Ganesh, Hanuman and Lakshmi. The Tamboli of different regions worship local gods also and they celebrate Hindu festivals such as Holi and Diwali.


References

www.india9.com
www.indianetzone.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhimar


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Dhimar
People Name in Country Dhimar
Population in India 1,868,000
World Population 1,868,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ahir, Balewar, Banawar, Barana, Benua, Bhoi, Bhorji, Dharhiar, Dhimen, Dhimer, Dhiwar, Dhudhiya Bharwad, Gabit, Gal Bhoi, Harkantra, Jal Kshatriya, Jalchattri, Jalchattri Kshatriya, Jhee Darhi, JheeDarhi, Jhinwar, Kahar, Kashyap, Kewat, Kir, Machhandar, Machhander, Mallah, Mallahan, Mangela, Page, Palewar, Raekari, Raika, Raikar, Raikari, Raikwar, Rajput, Saimari, Sanduri, धिमार
People ID 16705
ROP3 Code 111940
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: 10
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh (955,000) Maharashtra (531,000) Chhattisgarh (218,000)
Odisha (157,000) Rajasthan (4,400) Gujarat (1,800)
Delhi (300) Dadra and Nagar Have (80) Daman and Diu (80)
Chandigarh (40)
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: 10
Madhya Pradesh (955,000) Maharashtra (531,000)
Chhattisgarh (218,000) Odisha (157,000)
Rajasthan (4,400) Gujarat (1,800)
Delhi (300) Dadra and Nagar Have (80)
Daman and Diu (80) Chandigarh (40)
Primary Language: Hindi (1,001,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (439,000) Chhattisgarhi (170,000) Odia (123,000)
Bundeli (27,000) Bagheli (6,700) Nimadi (4,400)
Kui (3,100) Dhundari (2,600) Gujarati (1,900)
Santhali (700) Malvi (500) Mundari: Bhumij (400)
Kurux (200) Koda (200) Marwari (100)
Munda (100) Kuvi (40)
Primary Language: Hindi (1,001,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (439,000) Chhattisgarhi (170,000)
Odia (123,000) Bundeli (27,000)
Bagheli (6,700) Nimadi (4,400)
Kui (3,100) Dhundari (2,600)
Gujarati (1,900) Santhali (700)
Malvi (500) Mundari: Bhumij (400)
Kurux (200) Koda (200)
Marwari (100) Munda (100)
Kuvi (40)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: India Missions Association   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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