Dosadh (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
5,135,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Dusadh are economically backward. Sometimes they earn their livelihood by searching for insects in the cattle of peasants. Their primary vocation is seeking alms while singing Kapila Mangal and Sitala Mangal songs. The local peasants hesitate to employ them in agricultural work because they do not have the skill to do such work. They worship Garaya, Baghat, Garam Gossain, Kudra, Barpahar, Manasa, Satbahni, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi, Sitala and other deities.


Ministry Obstacles

Christian workers need to note the extreme poverty of the Dosadh community, and not neglect their material and physical needs.


Outreach Ideas

Christians need to serve these people by helping improve their living conditions. Friendships based upon trust are needed.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Christian believers that will someday emerge among the Dosadh community, that they will be zealous to know and serve the Lord.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for these poor people, the Dosadh community. Pray they will have good schools available for their children and desire to send their children to school. Pray for an improved standard of living.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-25
People Name General Dosadh (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Dosadh (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 5,135,000
World Population 5,351,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 103 to 108
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Darhi, Dharhi, Dhari, Dosadh, Dosadha, Dusad, Dusadh, Gahlot Rajput, Pasi, Paswan, Paswan Pasi, Paswanpasi, डोसाध (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16742
ROP3 Code 111988
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 10
Largest States
Bihar
(4,387,000)
Jharkhand
(400,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(264,000)
West Bengal
(79,000)
Odisha
(1,600)
Uttarakhand
(1,400)
Tripura
(600)
Delhi
(200)
Andaman and Nicobar
(200)
Maharashtra
(200)
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 10
  Bihar (4,387,000)
  Jharkhand (400,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (264,000)
  West Bengal (79,000)
  Odisha (1,600)
  Uttarakhand (1,400)
  Tripura (600)
  Delhi (200)
  Andaman and Nicobar (200)
  Maharashtra (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (3,196,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
(1,169,000)
Maithili
(425,000)
Magahi
(207,000)
Bengali
(91,000)
Sadri
(13,000)
Angika
(6,800)
Odia
(1,900)
Degaru
(700)
Kumaoni
(600)
Bagheli
(500)
Awadhi
(300)
Kudmali
(200)
Garhwali
(200)
Kanauji
(90)
Santhali
(70)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (3,196,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri (1,169,000)
  Maithili (425,000)
  Magahi (207,000)
  Bengali (91,000)
  Sadri (13,000)
  Angika (6,800)
  Odia (1,900)
  Degaru (700)
  Kumaoni (600)
  Bagheli (500)
  Awadhi (300)
  Kudmali (200)
  Garhwali (200)
  Kanauji (90)
  Santhali (70)
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
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.91 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.01 %
Photo Source Anonymous   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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