Dhanwar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dhanwar only in India
Population
95,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Dhanwar
People Name in Country Dhanwar
Population in India 95,000
World Population 95,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2 to 3
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
ROP3 Code 111943
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Chhattisgarh
(59,000)
Maharashtra
(26,000)
Odisha
(3,500)
West Bengal
(2,900)
Madhya Pradesh
(2,400)
Jharkhand
(600)
Tripura
(100)
Chandigarh
(40)
Assam
(10)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Chhattisgarh (59,000)
  Maharashtra (26,000)
  Odisha (3,500)
  West Bengal (2,900)
  Madhya Pradesh (2,400)
  Jharkhand (600)
  Tripura (100)
  Chandigarh (40)
  Assam (10)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Chhattisgarhi (32,000 speakers)
Language Code hne   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
(28,000)
Marathi
(24,000)
Bengali
(2,400)
Odia
(1,600)
Danuwar
(300)
Kannada
(200)
Gujarati
(100)
Kurux
(100)
Gondi, Northern
(90)
Telugu
(50)
Bhili
(30)
Tamil
(20)
English
(20)
Halbi Urdu
People Groups Speaking Chhattisgarhi
Primary Language Chhattisgarhi (32,000 speakers)
Language Code hne   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi (28,000)
  Marathi (24,000)
  Bengali (2,400)
  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)
People Groups Speaking Chhattisgarhi

Primary Language:  Chhattisgarhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1904-1952)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2005)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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 Oral Bible stories in Chhattisgarhi
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
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.28 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
98.86 %
Islam
0.14 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
0.60 %
Photo Source Bethany World Prayer Center 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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