Doai in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Doai
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 11,000
World Population: 14,000
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Hindu Doai people speak Bengali and live mainly in India's state of West Bengal. Traditionally they were pig herders, fishermen, or palanquin bearers, meaning that they carried people on sedan chairs.

What Are Their Lives Like?

It is unclear what they do for a living today, but most likely their work brings them low status.Their marriages are arranged by negotiations, and no one is allowed to marry someone in either parent's line going back four generations. They have monogamous marriages. Doai people get married as adults.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Doai people are Hindus.

What Are Their Needs?

The Doai people need to accept the warm embrace of the only savior so they can enjoy spiritually meaningful lives.

Prayer Points

Pray for believers to help develop the economies of Doai communities.
Pray for Christ to be glorified in every Doai village.
Pray for the authority of Christ to bind hindering spiritual forces to lead them from darkness to light.
Pray for signs and wonders among them and for great breakthroughs with a rapid multiplication of disciples and house churches.
Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.

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