Dhobi (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
1,015,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Dhobi are a large collective community of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. They derive their name from the Sanskrit term dahv which means 'wash'. The Dhobi are traditionally the clothes washers. They are a schedule caste in many of the states of India, where the majority of the Dhobi live. A majority of the nearly several million Muslim Dhobi live in Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today more than most South Asian communities the Dhobi have maintained their traditional occupation of washing clothes and running laundry services. In north India and Nepal some Muslim Dhobi are involved in government service jobs and agricultural labour. In Nepal most of the Dhobi are considered a depressed caste, but 'touchable'. The Muslim Dhobi of Nepal mainly speak Nepali and Urdu are more numerous in Saptari district.


What Are Their Needs?

Though some small success has come in ministry to the Hindu Dhobi, the Muslim Dhobi have no known work among them in Nepal. In general, the attitude of the Dhobi to education is quite good and literacy in some locations is higher than other Muslim communities. May the Lord use education as a means to bringing many Muslim Dhobi to faith.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-09
People Name General Dhobi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Dhobi (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 1,015,000
World Population 2,239,900
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 21 to 25
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Agasa, Agasaru, Agheria, Awari, Bana, Baretha, Batham, Bhai, Chakala, Chakali, Chandbar, Charhoya, Chauhan-Bhatti, Chawla, Chhimba, Darhi, Dharhiadu, Dharhiannan, Dharhiannari, Dhob, Dhoba, Dhobi, Dhopa, Dhopi, Dhupi, Hawari, Jada, Khurdanai, Madiwal, Madiyal, Madvali, Madwai, Modiyal, Monson, Pak, Parit, Prasad Dhobi, Qasab, Raipal, Rajak, Rajaka, Rajpar, Rajukula, Ram Dhobi, Ramdu, Sakala, SakalaDarhi, Shaheri, Sukladas, Tanwar, Togata, Tsakala, Turaka Chakali, Turka Chakla, Turka Sakala, Vannan, Warathi, Watts, धोबी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17519
ROP3 Code 112937
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
(601,000)
Bihar
(173,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(84,000)
Telangana
(46,000)
Karnataka
(32,000)
Maharashtra
(23,000)
Uttarakhand
(14,000)
Haryana
(11,000)
West Bengal
(8,700)
Jammu and Kashmir
(5,900)
Tamil Nadu
(4,400)
Madhya Pradesh
(4,200)
Gujarat
(3,700)
Delhi
(1,900)
Punjab
(1,300)
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 20
  Uttar Pradesh (601,000)
  Bihar (173,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (84,000)
  Telangana (46,000)
  Karnataka (32,000)
  Maharashtra (23,000)
  Uttarakhand (14,000)
  Haryana (11,000)
  West Bengal (8,700)
  Jammu and Kashmir (5,900)
  Tamil Nadu (4,400)
  Madhya Pradesh (4,200)
  Gujarat (3,700)
  Delhi (1,900)
  Punjab (1,300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (809,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
(55,000)
Telugu
(41,000)
Awadhi
(7,800)
Bengali
(7,200)
Maithili
(5,000)
Marathi
(4,800)
Kannada
(4,400)
Punjabi, Eastern
(3,100)
Gujarati
(2,700)
Kashmiri
(2,200)
Angika
(2,100)
Kumaoni
(1,700)
Dogri
(900)
Tamil
(800)
Garhwali
(600)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (809,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri (55,000)
  Telugu (41,000)
  Awadhi (7,800)
  Bengali (7,200)
  Maithili (5,000)
  Marathi (4,800)
  Kannada (4,400)
  Punjabi, Eastern (3,100)
  Gujarati (2,700)
  Kashmiri (2,200)
  Angika (2,100)
  Kumaoni (1,700)
  Dogri (900)
  Tamil (800)
  Garhwali (600)
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.56 %
Islam
99.44 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Galen Frysinger 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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