Dhanka in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dhanka only in India
Population
447,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Dhanka are an Adivasi group in India. They number slightly over 400,000 people. Over half of the Dhanka live in Gujarat state with smaller populations in Maharashtra and Rajasthan and a small population in Madhya Pradesh.

Over 90% of the Dhanka are Hindus, but small numbers are Muslims or Christians.

The Dhanka are a sub-division of the Bhil, distributed in Jaipur, Alwar, Ajmer and Sirohi districts in Rajasthan as well as other states. The Dhanka are also known as Dhankia. The population of Dhanka in Jaipur is nearly 100,000 people.

In the past, the Dhanka were forest hunters or engaged in the services of jagirdars / landowners as farmers or soldier guards. After the abolishing of jagirdari nearly 70% of the Dhanka migrated to cities by 1960. The Dhanka often work in elecricity and waterworks departments. They no longer have any land for agriculture and after migrating into the cities, they no longer have farming skills. Dhanka only marry within their caste.

The literacy of the Dhanka is 65%, one of the highest of the tribes of Rajasthan. Although the Dhanka are known as hard workers, they are often very poor. The Dhanka need a proper share of reservation land.


Profile Source:   Wikipedia  Creative Commons

People Name General Dhanka
People Name in Country Dhanka
Population in India 447,000
World Population 447,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dhanak, Dhankia, Dhanuk, Dhunia, Dhunka, Dhunka Golandaj, Dhunkar, Golandaj, Kadore, Karar, Karare, Korar, Tetaria, Valvi, ढँका
People ID 16706
ROP3 Code 111941
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: 5
Largest States
Gujarat (330,000) Maharashtra (56,000) Rajasthan (54,000)
Madhya Pradesh (7,300) Odisha (200)
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: 5
Gujarat (330,000) Maharashtra (56,000)
Rajasthan (54,000) Madhya Pradesh (7,300)
Odisha (200)
Primary Language: Gujarati (318,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 30
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Bhili (29,000) Dhundari (24,000) Marathi (17,000)
Hindi (17,000) Shekhawati (5,300) Nimadi (4,500)
Ahirani (3,700) Merwari (3,500) Urdu (3,300)
Marwari (2,800) Dhanki (1,400) Bagri (1,100)
Punjabi, Eastern (800) Telugu (400) Khandesi (200)
Mewari (200) Odia (100) Konkani (60)
Kacchi (20) English (20)
Primary Language: Gujarati (318,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 30
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Bhili (29,000) Dhundari (24,000)
Marathi (17,000) Hindi (17,000)
Shekhawati (5,300) Nimadi (4,500)
Ahirani (3,700) Merwari (3,500)
Urdu (3,300) Marwari (2,800)
Dhanki (1,400) Bagri (1,100)
Punjabi, Eastern (800) Telugu (400)
Khandesi (200) Mewari (200)
Odia (100) Konkani (60)
Kacchi (20) English (20)
Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.41 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
93.51 %
Islam
3.86 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.11 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Mukta Prasad  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Wikipedia  Creative Commons
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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