Hali in India

The Hali have only been reported in India
Population
37,000
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 37,000
World Population 37,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Himachal Pradesh
37,000
Chandigarh
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Himachal Pradesh 37,000
  Chandigarh 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Chambeali (23,000 speakers)
Language Code cdh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bhattiyali
6,100
Churahi
6,000
Kangri
1,500
Hindi
400
Mandeali
100
Punjabi, Eastern
70
Pahari, Mahasu
20
Other People Groups Speaking Chambeali
Primary Language Chambeali (23,000 speakers)
Language Code cdh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bhattiyali 6,100
  Churahi 6,000
  Kangri 1,500
  Hindi 400
  Mandeali 100
  Punjabi, Eastern 70
  Pahari, Mahasu 20
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 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 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
99.86 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.14 %
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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