Dhanwar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dhanwar only in India
Population
93,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Dhanwar people have been archers who make their living by hunting wild game in the forests of central Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The Indian government regulates such activities, so the Dhanwar people are more likely to engage in making baskets or agriculture. Most are landless, and the less fortunate among them are day laborers.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Being a poor people, they seldom have the luxury of sending their children to school. That keeps their literacy rate low and their economic opportunities limited.

The Dhanwar people often use their clan names as their family names. They are marrying later, but unfortunately, their divorce rate is increasing. They live in nuclear families where property is inherited equally among all siblings, whether male or female.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Few of them have access to mass media, so evangelistic efforts have their limitations for these 172,000 people.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the JESUS Film to become available to the Dhanwar people in a language that they can understand.
* Pray for believers to go to them in efforts to develop their economic life and to introduce them to the Christ.


People Name General Dhanwar
People Name in Country Dhanwar
Population in India 93,000
World Population 93,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baiga, Dhanak, Dhaner, Dhanohar, Dhanuhar, Dhanvar, Dhenvar, Dhenwar, Dhenyar, Harijan, Jamader, Lodha, Methor, Palita, Seonta, धनवर
People ID 16708
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: 9
Largest States
Chhattisgarh (58,000) Maharashtra (26,000) Odisha (3,400)
West Bengal (2,700) Madhya Pradesh (2,300) Jharkhand (600)
Tripura (100) Chandigarh (40) Assam (10)
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: 9
Chhattisgarh (58,000) Maharashtra (26,000)
Odisha (3,400) West Bengal (2,700)
Madhya Pradesh (2,300) Jharkhand (600)
Tripura (100) Chandigarh (40)
Assam (10)
Primary Language: Chhattisgarhi (32,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hne   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 22
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (28,000) Marathi (24,000) Bengali (2,700)
Odia (1,600) Danuwar (300) Kannada (200)
Gujarati (100) Kurux (100) Gondi, Northern (90)
Telugu (50) Bhili (30) Tamil (20)
English (20) Halbi Urdu
Assamese Ho Punjabi, Eastern
Khandesi Sindhi
Primary Language: Chhattisgarhi (32,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hne   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 22
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (28,000) Marathi (24,000)
Bengali (2,700) Odia (1,600)
Danuwar (300) Kannada (200)
Gujarati (100) Kurux (100)
Gondi, Northern (90) Telugu (50)
Bhili (30) Tamil (20)
English (20) Halbi (10)
Urdu (10) Assamese (10)
Ho (0) Punjabi, Eastern (0)
Khandesi (0) Sindhi (0)
Primary Language: Chhattisgarhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1904-1952)
New Testament Yes   (2005)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chhattisgarhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.13 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.47 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.27 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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