Dhusar Bania in India

The Bania Dhusar have only been reported 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 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

* Scripture Prayers for the Bania Dhusar in India.

* 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)


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Bania profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-07
People Name General Bania Dhusar
People Name in Country Bania Dhusar
Natural Name Dhusar Bania
Population this Country 201,000
Population all Countries 201,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Bhargava; Dhusar; Dhusar Banias; Dusar; बनिया, धूसर
People ID 19696
ROP3 Code 115148
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 9
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
144,000
Rajasthan
24,000
Gujarat
7,500
Haryana
7,200
Maharashtra
6,800
Madhya Pradesh
6,600
Delhi
3,200
Uttarakhand
1,200
Chhattisgarh
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 9
  Uttar Pradesh 144,000
  Rajasthan 24,000
  Gujarat 7,500
  Haryana 7,200
  Maharashtra 6,800
  Madhya Pradesh 6,600
  Delhi 3,200
  Uttarakhand 1,200
  Chhattisgarh 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (140,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Kanauji
20,000
Awadhi
9,000
Marwari
8,300
Gujarati
8,100
Dhundari
4,600
Marathi
3,700
Bundeli
1,800
Mewari
1,500
Shekhawati
1,100
Bhojpuri
1,000
Haryanvi
500
Braj Bhasha
200
Chhattisgarhi
90
Kumaoni
50
Primary Language Hindi (140,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Kanauji 20,000
  Awadhi 9,000
  Marwari 8,300
  Gujarati 8,100
  Dhundari 4,600
  Marathi 3,700
  Bundeli 1,800
  Mewari 1,500
  Shekhawati 1,100
  Bhojpuri 1,000
  Haryanvi 500
  Braj Bhasha 200
  Chhattisgarhi 90
  Kumaoni 50
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  (1835-2012)
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 (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 The Hope Video
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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