Bania, Dhusar in India

Joshua Project has identified the Bania, Dhusar only in India
Population
208,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The name of the Dhusar people group comes from a legend about a woman being troubled by the devil. As the story goes, the woman went to Brahma, the Hindu god of creation, to tell him about this problem. She wept as she spoke to him. As she wept, a river miraculously appeared, and Brahma named the river Vasudhara. The Dhusars derive their name from Vasudhara because they live along the banks of the Vasudhara River.


What Are Their Beliefs?

While the tale of the weeping woman is just fiction, it holds some parallels to the spiritual condition of the Dhusar Bania people. They are, in fact, troubled by the devil. As Hindus, they worship many false gods and are blinded to the truth of Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Lord to lead the Dhusar out from the dominion of darkness, into the light of His Son.
* Pray for many Dhusar people to believe in Jesus Christ and for rivers of living water to flow from within them.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-07
People Name General Bania, Dhusar
People Name in Country Bania, Dhusar
Population in India 208,000
World Population 208,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bhargava, Dhusar, Dhusar Banias, Dusar, बनिया, धूसर
People ID 19696
ROP3 Code 115148
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 9
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh (150,000) Rajasthan (25,000) Haryana (8,600)
Gujarat (7,800) Madhya Pradesh (6,300) Maharashtra (6,100)
Delhi (3,200) Uttarakhand (800) Chhattisgarh (300)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 9
Uttar Pradesh (150,000) Rajasthan (25,000)
Haryana (8,600) Gujarat (7,800)
Madhya Pradesh (6,300) Maharashtra (6,100)
Delhi (3,200) Uttarakhand (800)
Chhattisgarh (300)
Primary Language: Hindi (140,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 16
Secondary Languages:
Kanauji (20,000) Awadhi (9,300) Gujarati (8,100)
Marwari (7,700) Dhundari (4,600) Marathi (3,000)
Bundeli (1,800) Mewari (1,500) Shekhawati (1,100)
Bhojpuri (1,000) Merwari (700) Haryanvi (500)
Braj Bhasha (200) Chhattisgarhi (70) Kumaoni (20)
Primary Language: Hindi (140,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 16
Secondary Languages:
Kanauji (20,000) Awadhi (9,300)
Gujarati (8,100) Marwari (7,700)
Dhundari (4,600) Marathi (3,000)
Bundeli (1,800) Mewari (1,500)
Shekhawati (1,100) Bhojpuri (1,000)
Merwari (700) Haryanvi (500)
Braj Bhasha (200) Chhattisgarhi (70)
Kumaoni (20)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
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 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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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