Thakar in India

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Thakar
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Thakar
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 87,000
World Population: 87,000
Primary Language: Marathi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

These people are originally of Rajput descent. During Moghul attacks they fled to the forest and then via Gujrath Madhya Pradesh they came to Maharashtra.

Where Are they Located?

They live all over Maharashtra. Mainly in Dhule, jalgaaon, Nashik, Thane, Surgana, Nandurbar.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Until last decade they were living a tribal life. Their livelihood was dependent on the forest. But now, many of them are in basic services and low paying jobs, etc.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They do not believe in preparing for the future. They live only for today.

Text Source:   Anonymous