Dhanwar in India

The Dhanwar have only been reported in India
Population
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 73,000
World Population 73,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Chhattisgarh
53,000
Maharashtra
11,000
Odisha
3,300
West Bengal
2,900
Madhya Pradesh
2,300
Jharkhand
600
Tripura
100
Chandigarh
40
Assam
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Chhattisgarh 53,000
  Maharashtra 11,000
  Odisha 3,300
  West Bengal 2,900
  Madhya Pradesh 2,300
  Jharkhand 600
  Tripura 100
  Chandigarh 40
  Assam 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Chhattisgarhi (30,000 speakers)
Language Code hne   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Hindi
28,000
Marathi
14,000
Bengali
2,400
Odia
1,600
Danuwar
300
Kannada
200
Gujarati
100
Gondi, Northern
70
Kurux
50
Telugu
30
Bhili
30
Tamil
20
Other People Groups Speaking Chhattisgarhi
Primary Language Chhattisgarhi (30,000 speakers)
Language Code hne   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 28,000
  Marathi 14,000
  Bengali 2,400
  Odia 1,600
  Danuwar 300
  Kannada 200
  Gujarati 100
  Gondi, Northern 70
  Kurux 50
  Telugu 30
  Bhili 30
  Tamil 20
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
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Chhattisgarhi
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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