Dhanka are a scheduled tribe except in Madhya Pradesh. Hinduism is their religion. They have a low literacy level, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. The name Dhanka is related to the word hill.
The Dhanka in Madhya Pradesh are not vegetarians. They speak in Hindi and work in agriculture. On the death of the father, the children get the same share of the property as each other.
In Gujarat they speak Dhanki. The bereaved and divorced can marry again. The dead are cremated. They have a traditional council and use family planning.
In Rajasthan the Dhanka speak in Hindi. They earn their living from bamboo work and are mostly landless.
In Maharashtra the Dhanka speak Gujarati and read and write in Devanagari. They can speak Hindi too. Traditional medicines are preferred by them but they use modern medicines in more serious cases. They have birth and marriage rituals and eat rice and wheat as cereals too.
* Pray that gospel recordings lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians give them the gospel message, leading them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Gujarati (52,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||guj Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Gujarati
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1820-1985)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Gujarati|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||Father's Love Letter|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|