Dosadh (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
200,000
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 be found 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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dosadh (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Dosadh (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 200,000
World Population 5,325,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Janakpur
59,000
Narayani
55,000
Lumbini
38,000
Sagarmatha
31,000
Kosi
10,000
Bheri
5,400
Bagmati
700
Mechi
600
Mahakali
200
Seti
200
Gandaki
100
Rapti
90
Dhaulagiri
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Janakpur 59,000
  Narayani 55,000
  Lumbini 38,000
  Sagarmatha 31,000
  Kosi 10,000
  Bheri 5,400
  Bagmati 700
  Mechi 600
  Mahakali 200
  Seti 200
  Gandaki 100
  Rapti 90
  Dhaulagiri 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (123,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
55,000
Awadhi
28,000
Magahi
1,400
Nepali
1,200
Angika
1,000
Hindi
500
Musasa
200
Chamling
100
Kumaoni
100
Bengali
90
Dotyali
60
Other People Groups Speaking Maithili
Primary Language Maithili (123,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 55,000
  Awadhi 28,000
  Magahi 1,400
  Nepali 1,200
  Angika 1,000
  Hindi 500
  Musasa 200
  Chamling 100
  Kumaoni 100
  Bengali 90
  Dotyali 60
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
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 Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.06 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.84 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.05 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2018  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  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 latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.




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