Dhor in India

The Dhor have only been reported in India
Population
164,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The 157,000 Dhor people are a community of tanners. Thus their name came from dhor, the word for "cattle." Though they have always been tanners, commonly Dhor people become day laborers when leather and other necessary raw materials are not available. Typically they buy raw leather hides from slaughterhouses that they tan and sell to those who make shoes.


Where Are they Located?

The Dhor people are most likely to live either in India's Maharashtra or Karnataka states. A little over half of them live in urban areas, so it is possible to reach them in an urban center like Mumbai.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They consider themselves to be equal to the much more numerous Chamars, India's most noted leather workers. The more fortunate among these people of low status take advantage of India's "reservation" system, which gives them the opportunity to become white-collar workers, doctors, teachers, or engineers.


Prayer Points

They speak Marathi, the language of Maharastra, and there are many Christian materials in this language.

* Pray for these materials to find their way into Dhor homes.
* Pray for believers in Mumbai to reach out to the Dhor people, and persevere until there is a strong Dhor church.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Dhor
People Name in Country Dhor
Population in India 164,000
World Population 164,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dhor Kakkaya, Dhor Kakkayya, Dhori Kakkaya, Dohor, Kakkayya, Kankayya, ढोर
People ID 16712
ROP3 Code 111948
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 12
Largest States
Maharashtra
(122,000)
Karnataka
(36,000)
Telangana
(3,100)
Gujarat
(1,200)
Tamil Nadu
(300)
Goa
(200)
Delhi
(80)
Rajasthan
(80)
Andhra Pradesh
(50)
Kerala
(40)
Daman and Diu
(30)
Dadra and Nagar Have
(30)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  Maharashtra (122,000)
  Karnataka (36,000)
  Telangana (3,100)
  Gujarat (1,200)
  Tamil Nadu (300)
  Goa (200)
  Delhi (80)
  Rajasthan (80)
  Andhra Pradesh (50)
  Kerala (40)
  Daman and Diu (30)
  Dadra and Nagar Have (30)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (111,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Kannada
(30,000)
Konkani
(14,000)
Hindi
(5,600)
Gujarati
(2,500)
Telugu
(1,100)
Konkani, Goan
(400)
Khandesi
(50)
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (111,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Kannada (30,000)
  Konkani (14,000)
  Hindi (5,600)
  Gujarati (2,500)
  Telugu (1,100)
  Konkani, Goan (400)
  Khandesi (50)
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio 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 Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.66 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.39 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.95 %
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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