Dholi (Muslim traditions) in India


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Introduction / History

The name of the Dholi people comes from the word dhol, meaning a type of drum. This is not surprising since they have always been drummers and musicians.


Where Are they Located?

Most of the Dholi people, be they Hindu or Muslim, live in India. Specifically, they live in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and India's northeastern states. Some live in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They play drums during weddings and other festive occasions. Most of them are now farmers. They still manage to make sure their sons and sometimes their daughters go to school at an earlier age. Their children usually work by the time they are 15, so education is limited.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Dholi people of Bangladesh are Muslims, though most of them live in India and adhere to Hinduism. Like other South Asian Muslims, the Dholis have kept some aspects of Hinduism in their form of Sunni Islam. In general terms, when Hindus of this region converted to Islam during the days of the Moghul Empire, they retained some Hindu beliefs that conflict with orthodox Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

The Dholi people, be they Hindu or Muslim, whether they live in India or Bangladesh, need to open their hearts to the blessings promised by the Lord of all.


Prayer Points

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

* Pray for the lives and culture of the Muslim Dholi people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel.
* Pray for a movement of Dholi households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for the hearts of Dholi family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Dholi communities.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17520/BG
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16711/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Dholi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Dholi (Muslim traditions)
World Population 57,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dafali; Dhuli; Dugla; Nagarchi; ढोली (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17520
ROP3 Code 112938
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 3
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
4,200
West Bengal
1,700
Rajasthan
60
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 3
  Madhya Pradesh 4,200
  West Bengal 1,700
  Rajasthan 60
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Urdu (3,800 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Bengali
1,700
Hindi
200
Marwari
200
Merwari
40
Primary Language Urdu (3,800 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 1,700
  Hindi 200
  Marwari 200
  Merwari 40
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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 Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
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 Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
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 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.