Dom (Muslim traditions) in India


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

Introduction / History

The Doms (also known as the Doom, Dum or Dumar) have many different stories of their origin but most centre around their becoming an outcast group because of a celebrated slaughtering of a sacred cow. The Dom is a Scheduled Caste in India and is counted among the depressed castes community in Nepal. Numbering over 2 million they can be found in over 500 of the districts of India and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Doms are a colourful community of South Asia. There are so many different clans and sub-groupings that it is hard to generalise about their lives. They have been traditionally defined by the low occupations of alms collecting, grave digging, cremating, drum-beating, singing, dancing, as well as the making of bamboo baskets (sirki) and mats (chatai). Of the Doms in Nepal about 25% are Muslim Dom. In their Muslim communities some have today entered into other labour jobs such as plantation workers, rickshaw-pullers and construction. In Nepal they primarily speak Nepali and are non-vegetarian.


What Are Their Needs?

The ministry of Jesus among the poor and outcast is a clear call to reach out to the Muslim Dom of Nepal. There are no known workers among the Muslim Dom. The Dom of India can benefit from the education programmes but in Nepal tuition programmes and community education can lift some of the children up socially and into traditional schools for the first time.


Prayer Points

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Dom (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Dom (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 210,000
Population all Countries 224,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Dhangad; Domahra; Domar; Dombo; Dombo Dumna; Dombo. Dumna; Domra; Doom; Doomna; Dumar; Dumna; Mahasha; Murdafarash; डोम (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17522
ROP3 Code 112941
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 6
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
189,000
Madhya Pradesh
7,900
West Bengal
6,400
Uttarakhand
5,600
Himachal Pradesh
900
Punjab
50
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 6
  Uttar Pradesh 189,000
  Madhya Pradesh 7,900
  West Bengal 6,400
  Uttarakhand 5,600
  Himachal Pradesh 900
  Punjab 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (157,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
14,000
Bengali
4,700
Awadhi
2,600
Garhwali
600
Kangri
300
Punjabi, Eastern
200
Bundeli
50
Primary Language Urdu (157,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 14,000
  Bengali 4,700
  Awadhi 2,600
  Garhwali 600
  Kangri 300
  Punjabi, Eastern 200
  Bundeli 50
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 (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2022  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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