Dhobi (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Dhobi (Muslim traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-10-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-06
People Name General Dhobi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Dhobi (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation DOH-bee
Population this Country 1,127,000
Population all Countries 2,385,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
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 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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
668,000
Bihar
190,000
Andhra Pradesh
92,000
Telangana
54,000
Karnataka
35,000
Maharashtra
25,000
Uttarakhand
14,000
Haryana
12,000
West Bengal
11,000
Jammu and Kashmir
6,700
Madhya Pradesh
4,700
Tamil Nadu
4,300
Gujarat
4,100
Delhi
2,400
Punjab
1,500
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 20
  Uttar Pradesh 668,000
  Bihar 190,000
  Andhra Pradesh 92,000
  Telangana 54,000
  Karnataka 35,000
  Maharashtra 25,000
  Uttarakhand 14,000
  Haryana 12,000
  West Bengal 11,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 6,700
  Madhya Pradesh 4,700
  Tamil Nadu 4,300
  Gujarat 4,100
  Delhi 2,400
  Punjab 1,500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (838,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
52,000
Telugu
31,000
Bengali
7,600
Awadhi
7,500
Maithili
5,200
Marathi
4,800
Kannada
4,500
Punjabi, Eastern
3,300
Gujarati
2,700
Kashmiri
2,200
Angika
2,100
Kumaoni
1,300
Dogri
900
Tamil
700
Garhwali
600
Primary Language Urdu (838,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 52,000
  Telugu 31,000
  Bengali 7,600
  Awadhi 7,500
  Maithili 5,200
  Marathi 4,800
  Kannada 4,500
  Punjabi, Eastern 3,300
  Gujarati 2,700
  Kashmiri 2,200
  Angika 2,100
  Kumaoni 1,300
  Dogri 900
  Tamil 700
  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  (1843-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Oxlaey - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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