Dusadh Bahelia in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction

The Dusadh (or Dosadh), live on the west coast of India. They were palanquin long ago. The community is largely employed as village watchmen and messengers. They say that Robert Clive's army was comprised mostly of Dusadh. The Dusadh were known for their criminal behavior, looting and robbing travelers. The Dusadh accept food from higher castes but this is not reciprocated. The Brahmin and the Rajput do not accept them in their Holi festivities. Sometimes they earn their livelihood by searching for insects in the cattle of the peasants.


Ministry Obstacles

The fact that this caste has been oppressed and looked down on may contribute to an attitude of suspicion toward outsiders. Trust will have to be gained.


Outreach Ideas

The Dusadh struggle with sufficient education and direction at a young age. Literacy is low among them. Perhaps neighboring Christians could serve them in helping improve education while teaching them also about the Good news.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

* A small number of Dusadh are believers. Pray they will not keep the good news to themselves.
* Pray workers will be sent to encourage the brothers and sisters to find their part in the Great Commission.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray they will obtain the education that could help them have better opportunities and make better decisions.
* Pray they will see how fiercely Jesus loves them and how he does not consider them to have low status but rather high value as their Creator.


Scripture Prayers for the Dusadh Bahelia in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dusadh Bahelia
People Name in Country Dusadh Bahelia
World Population 775,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
Alternate Names Dhada, Dhara, Dharhi, Dhari, Dhibar, दुसाध बहेलिया
People ID 21477
ROP3 Code 118293
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 5
Largest States
Bihar
657,000
Jharkhand
67,000
Uttar Pradesh
31,000
West Bengal
16,000
Andaman and Nicobar
60
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 5
  Bihar 657,000
  Jharkhand 67,000
  Uttar Pradesh 31,000
  West Bengal 16,000
  Andaman and Nicobar 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (390,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
124,000
Maithili
57,000
Magahi
27,000
Bengali
17,000
Naga Pidgin
7,100
Angika
3,500
Sadri, Oraon
1,100
Sadri
200
Degaru
100
Kudmali
60
Odia
60
Primary Language Hindi (390,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 124,000
  Maithili 57,000
  Magahi 27,000
  Bengali 17,000
  Naga Pidgin 7,100
  Angika 3,500
  Sadri, Oraon 1,100
  Sadri 200
  Degaru 100
  Kudmali 60
  Odia 60
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  (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 (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 Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.97 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source G. Noel Cyril 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.