Dhor in India

Joshua Project has identified the Dhor only in India
Population
169,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 169,000
World Population 169,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
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
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 12
Largest States
Maharashtra (126,000) Karnataka (37,000) Telangana (3,100)
Gujarat (1,300) Tamil Nadu (300) Goa (200)
Delhi (90) Rajasthan (80) Andhra Pradesh (50)
Kerala (40) Daman and Diu (30) Dadra and Nagar Have (30)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 12
Maharashtra (126,000) Karnataka (37,000)
Telangana (3,100) Gujarat (1,300)
Tamil Nadu (300) Goa (200)
Delhi (90) Rajasthan (80)
Andhra Pradesh (50) Kerala (40)
Daman and Diu (30) Dadra and Nagar Have (30)
Primary Language: Marathi (110,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (29,000) Konkani (13,000) Hindi (5,500)
Gujarati (2,500) Telugu (1,000) Konkani, Goan (400)
Khandesi (50)
Primary Language: Marathi (110,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 8
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (29,000) Konkani (13,000)
Hindi (5,500) Gujarati (2,500)
Telugu (1,000) Konkani, Goan (400)
Khandesi (50)
Primary Language: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Audio Bible 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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
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 Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.09 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.91 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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


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