Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 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 Dhawa Mallahs have a tribal background. Tribal peoples in highly dense places like West Bengal, India, are usually forced by circumstances to leave their homeland and blend in with other people groups.


Where Are they Located?

The Dhawa Mallahs in India live in West Bengal. Some of them live further east in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Dhawa Mallah people in Bangladesh and India are a dwindling indigenous group of landless people. Many indigenous people groups in Bangladesh are leaving their original homelands.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There are both Muslim and Hindu communities among the Mallah Dhawa people. The Hindus among them have a pragmatic view of religion. They worship or appease whatever god they need to come to their aid.


What Are Their Needs?

Their greatest need is to understand that the one true God loves them and has provided payment of the penalty for all of their sins.

They need quality of life instructions and practical helps to survive with their families.


Prayer Points

Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Dhawa Mallah people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of these people will be open and ready to follow Him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Dhawa Mallah people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
We pray for the lives and culture of the Dhawa Mallah people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


Scripture Prayers for the Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) in India.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21343/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallaah
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17624/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21345/in
https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2016/11/20/abul-barkat-632-hindus-left-country-day/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/hinduism_in_bangladesh


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 22,000
Population all Countries 41,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names मल्लाह धावा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21345
ROP3 Code 118171
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)
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 1
  West Bengal 22,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (15,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Urdu
3,600
Primary Language Bengali (15,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 3,600
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more