Dholi (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dholi (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
232,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The name of the Dholi people comes from the word dhol, meaning a type of drum. This is not surprising since they have always been drummers and musicians. They play drums during weddings and other festive occasions. Most of them are now farmers.


Where Are they Located?

Almost all of the 221,000 Dholi people live rural parts of India's scenic Rajasthan state. They claim to have come from the powerful Rajput communities, but this is doubtful since they are currently a scheduled caste. Like most Hindu communities, the Dholis view themselves as being higher on the Hindu social ranking order than they actually are.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their children usually work by the time they are 15, so education is limited. They still manage to make sure their sons and sometimes their daughters go to school at an earlier age.

These Hindus listen to the radio, and most speak Marwari or Hindi, two languages that each have many Christian resources.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Only one in 1,000 is a Christian believer in Rajasthan, and outreach is limited in this northwestern state.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Lord to thrust workers out to the Dholi people to tell them of Jesus.
* Pray that Christian materials in Marwari and Hindi will become abundantly available to this unreached people group.
* Pray for spiritual hunger.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Dholi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Dholi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 232,000
World Population 232,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5 to 6
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bajania, Dholi, Dholwala, Dhopi, Dhupi, Dugla, Langah, Mirasi, Nagarchi, Shilpakar, Shilpkar, ढोली (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16711
ROP3 Code 111947
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
Rajasthan
(131,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(69,000)
Gujarat
(20,000)
Assam
(10,000)
Uttarakhand
(1,100)
Meghalaya
(100)
Jammu and Kashmir
(100)
Arunachal Pradesh
(90)
Mizoram
(60)
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
  Rajasthan (131,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (69,000)
  Gujarat (20,000)
  Assam (10,000)
  Uttarakhand (1,100)
  Meghalaya (100)
  Jammu and Kashmir (100)
  Arunachal Pradesh (90)
  Mizoram (60)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (112,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
(24,000)
Mewari
(21,000)
Gujarati
(19,000)
Malvi
(12,000)
Merwari
(11,000)
Dhundari
(8,500)
Assamese
(6,100)
Bengali
(4,300)
Haroti
(4,200)
Shekhawati
(3,100)
Bagri
(1,400)
Kumaoni
(1,000)
Bagheli
(400)
Chhattisgarhi
(300)
Kacchi
(100)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (112,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari (24,000)
  Mewari (21,000)
  Gujarati (19,000)
  Malvi (12,000)
  Merwari (11,000)
  Dhundari (8,500)
  Assamese (6,100)
  Bengali (4,300)
  Haroti (4,200)
  Shekhawati (3,100)
  Bagri (1,400)
  Kumaoni (1,000)
  Bagheli (400)
  Chhattisgarhi (300)
  Kacchi (100)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous  
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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