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Darjee in India

Darjee

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
68,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.57 % Unknown   

Darjee in India

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Summary
A migrant community, the Darjee are sometimes known as Damai. They are non-vegetarian, and rice is their staple cereal. The Darjee women play a significant role in their economy by plucking tea-leaves in tea gardens for wages. The traditional occupation of the Darjee is tailoring. They regard the Kuldevta as their household deity and also worship Vandevta. The Darjee are traditional musicians. The Nepali Brahmin do not accept water from the Darjee, but the Sarki, Kami, etc. accept water from them.

Ministry Obstacles
The Darjee had a literacy rate of 31% in the 1981 census, and has probably not improved much since then.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for workers to carry the Gospel of Christ to these people, especially in oral form. Several exposures to the Gospel message are usually required.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few followers of Christ among this low caste community, that they will follow Christ with zeal and holiness. Pray they will be rooted and established in love.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Darjee community to increasingly be drawn to the man Jesus Christ, to be curious about him and his teachings.

Scripture Focus
"All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats." Matthew 25:32

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:68,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (34,000)Assam (12,000)
Sikkim (12,000)Uttarakhand (7,900)
Bihar (900)Tripura (400)
Himachal Pradesh (300)Uttar Pradesh (200)
Manipur (100)Arunachal Pradesh (90)
Total States on file:19
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Darjee
People Name General: Darjee
Alternate People Names:
CharmarlaDamai
DamiDarzo
DhamaiDhami
DhaminDholi
DosadGoparia
GorkhaKarigarh
KaroriaKurenor
KureriorMadhukatta
ROP3 Code: 111878
Joshua Project People ID: 16664
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 68,000
Population all Countries: 527,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
People Name General: Darjee
Ethnic Code: CNN25k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nepali (55,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kumaoni (5,200)Bengali (3,100)
Hindi (2,000)Assamese (1,100)
Darmiya (600)Maithili (100)
Chaudangsi (70)Newar: Newar (60)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.49 % 
Christianity1.57 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism96.87 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.07 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1850-1961
New Testament:
1821-2010Audio
Complete Bible: 1914-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsNepali Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoNew Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Darjee in India

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