Hali in India

The Hali have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Progress
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Introduction / History

The 37,000 Hali people live in India's mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh where they engage in farm work. Either they till their own soil or they work as sharecroppers for others. Some of them are hired to remove carcasses by other communities. They are noted for being expert weavers. A few of them have been able to get a better education and rise to white collar jobs.

They get married as adults. Divorce is allowed on the grounds of adultery, maladjustment or cruelty. Unlike most other communities, if there is a divorce, the children stay with the father, not the mother. Women do all the household chores and engage in religious and political activities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus get members of other communities to perform their life-cycle rituals. Exorcists come from their own community. Unlike many of the other scheduled castes, they don't speak one of India's major languages, so gospel materials are harder to come by for them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Hali in India.

* Pray for gospel materials such as the JESUS Film to become available in a language the Hali people can understand.
* Pray for the gospel message to penetrate their hearts.
* Pray for the Lord to send dreams and visions to Hali elders and community leaders.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Hali
People Name in Country Hali
World Population 44,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Arya; Arya Dhingra; Dhingra; हाली
People ID 16902
ROP3 Code 112195
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 2
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
44,000
Chandigarh
40
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 2
  Himachal Pradesh 44,000
  Chandigarh 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Chambeali (19,000 speakers)
Language Code cdh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Hindi
12,000
Bhattiyali
6,200
Churahi
4,900
Kangri
1,100
Punjabi, Eastern
400
Mandeali
70
Pahari, Mahasu
10
Primary Language Chambeali (19,000 speakers)
Language Code cdh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 12,000
  Bhattiyali 6,200
  Churahi 4,900
  Kangri 1,100
  Punjabi, Eastern 400
  Mandeali 70
  Pahari, Mahasu 10
People Groups Speaking Chambeali

Primary Language:  Chambeali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1883-1979)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2017)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Chambeali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chambeali
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.88 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.12 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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.