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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Group Dhor
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Total Subgroups on file 8
Largest Subgroups
Karnataka
5,000
Mahratta
3,300
Khetarphadi
1,000
Bundelkhandi
800
Kankaya
800
Hindustani
600
Budhlekari
400
Balkamble
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Group Dhor
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Total Subgroups 8
  Karnataka 5,000
  Mahratta 3,300
  Khetarphadi 1,000
  Bundelkhandi 800
  Kankaya 800
  Hindustani 600
  Budhlekari 400
  Balkamble 0
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 12
Largest States
Maharashtra
122,000
Karnataka
36,000
Telangana
3,100
Gujarat
1,200
Tamil Nadu
300
Goa
200
Rajasthan
80
Delhi
80
Andhra Pradesh
50
Kerala
40
Dadra and Nagar Have
30
Daman and Diu
30
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 12
  Maharashtra 122,000
  Karnataka 36,000
  Telangana 3,100
  Gujarat 1,200
  Tamil Nadu 300
  Goa 200
  Rajasthan 80
  Delhi 80
  Andhra Pradesh 50
  Kerala 40
  Dadra and Nagar Have 30
  Daman and Diu 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
Other 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
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 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 Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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