The Dangri live in Maharashtra. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians. Their name is related to watermelons as their traditional occupation is the cultivation of watermelons.
The Dangri allow cousin marriages. Marriage is by discussion. Divorce is dealt with by family members. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property.
The Dangri work mostly as farmers now. Vegetables are grown and sold by them. Hinduism is their religion. They have an Association to look after them. Their literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.
* Scripture Prayers for the Bhil Dhangri in India.
* Pray that the Association leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Bhil Dhangri|
|People Name in Country||Bhil Dhangri|
|Natural Name||Dhangri Bhil|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Dungri Garasia; भील ढनगरी|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Dungra Bhil (30,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||duh Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Dungra Bhil
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2009)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Dungra Bhil|