Dhor in India

The Dhor have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Balkamble 1,700

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Dhor in India.

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 this Country 150,000
Population all Countries 150,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Dhor Kakkaya; Dhor Kakkayya; Dhori Kakkaya; Dohor; Kakkayya; Kankayya; ढोर
People ID 16712
ROP3 Code 111948
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 12
Largest States
Maharashtra
117,000
Karnataka
30,000
Telangana
2,200
Gujarat
500
Tamil Nadu
500
Goa
200
Delhi
100
Rajasthan
80
Andhra Pradesh
70
Kerala
40
Dadra and Nagar Have
30
Daman and Diu
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  Maharashtra 117,000
  Karnataka 30,000
  Telangana 2,200
  Gujarat 500
  Tamil Nadu 500
  Goa 200
  Delhi 100
  Rajasthan 80
  Andhra Pradesh 70
  Kerala 40
  Dadra and Nagar Have 30
  Daman and Diu 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (109,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Kannada
25,000
Konkani
9,900
Hindi
2,800
Gujarati
1,700
Telugu
1,100
Konkani, Goan
200
Primary Language Marathi (109,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 25,000
  Konkani 9,900
  Hindi 2,800
  Gujarati 1,700
  Telugu 1,100
  Konkani, Goan 200
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.64 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.02 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.30 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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