Bhil Dhangri in India

Bhil Dhangri
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Bhil Dhangri
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 58,000
World Population: 58,000
Primary Language: Gujarati
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 1.10 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Bhil
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Their name is related to watermelons because their traditional occupation is the cultivation of watermelons. The Dangri live in Maharashtra. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Dangri work mostly as farmers. They grow and sell fruits and vegetables. Their literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. The Dangri allow cousin marriages. Family leaders arrange marriages. Divorce is dealt with by family members. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property. They have an association to look after their needs.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion.

What Are Their Needs?

They need the abundant life that only Jesus Christ can offer the nations.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Association leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a disciple making movement. Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only Savior. Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will become easily available to them.

Text Source:   Keith Carey