Domar in India

The Domar have only been reported in India
Population
34,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Are the Domar one or seven groups? Each of their seven subgroups claim to be have separate community status.

They are considered to be a Hindu people group, but like many people groups that are actually tribal, those from a rural background are not aware of the caste system. Hindus put the 34,000 Domars at the bottom level. Domars eat beef and pork, and they have their own sacred specialists. The Domars have their own family deities. They work as house cleaners, and they play musical instruments during ceremonies. These facts indicate low status and low caste. Other Domar people make winnowing fans or work for municipal boards, railways, or hospitals.

The Domar people have an interesting way of punishing members of their community. If someone is tried and found guilty in a trial, they are either shunned or forced to pay for a penal feast for the community. Their literacy rate is very low: less than nine percent can read, so those who want to take them the gospel should not rely on printed materials.


Prayer Points

* Pray for audio and visual evangelistic materials to find their way into Domar settlements.
* Pray for Christ's ambassadors to use dramas and story-telling to help them see the glory of the Risen Lord.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Domar
People Name in Country Domar
Population in India 34,000
World Population 34,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bhangi, Mehtar, दोमर
People ID 19035
ROP3 Code 115490
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
Uttar Pradesh
34,000
Uttarakhand
300
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
  Uttar Pradesh 34,000
  Uttarakhand 300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Hindi (31,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Bundeli
1,400
Kanauji
600
Bhojpuri
400
Awadhi
200
Garhwali
200
Kumaoni
80
Other People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (31,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Bundeli 1,400
  Kanauji 600
  Bhojpuri 400
  Awadhi 200
  Garhwali 200
  Kumaoni 80
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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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