Hali in India

Joshua Project has identified the Hali only in India
Population
38,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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
Population in India 38,000
World Population 38,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Arya, Arya Dhingra, Dhingra, हाली
People ID 16902
ROP3 Code 112195
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 2
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
(38,000)
Chandigarh
(40)
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 2
  Himachal Pradesh (38,000)
  Chandigarh (40)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Chambeali (23,000 speakers)
Language Code cdh   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Bhattiyali
(6,100)
Churahi
(6,000)
Kangri
(1,500)
Hindi
(400)
Mandeali
(100)
Punjabi, Eastern
(70)
Pahari, Mahasu
(20)
Bilaspuri
People Groups Speaking Chambeali
Primary Language Chambeali (23,000 speakers)
Language Code cdh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Bhattiyali (6,100)
  Churahi (6,000)
  Kangri (1,500)
  Hindi (400)
  Mandeali (100)
  Punjabi, Eastern (70)
  Pahari, Mahasu (20)
  Bilaspuri (0)
People Groups Speaking Chambeali

Primary Language:  Chambeali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1883-1979)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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 Oral Bible stories in Chambeali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chambeali
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
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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