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Dhangar Bharwad in India

Dhangar Bharwad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,827,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.03 % Unknown   

Dhangar Bharwad in India

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The word dhangar is derived from the Sanskrit word dhenu, meaning cow. They keep a special breed of cows and buffalo known as Dhangar mhasi and Dhangar gai. Children are named after ancestors, gods and goddesses. The sacred thread is worn during marriage. The deities specially worshipped are Khandoba and Biroba. Their literacy rate is very low.

Ministry Obstacles
Their low literacy rate is an obstacle if the Gospel comes to them only in printed form, but isn't necessarily a large obstacle if it comes in oral form.

Outreach Ideas
Teams to carry Gospel films, recordings and stories from Scripture will be helpful.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray that many of the Dhangar Bharwad will come to love God with their whole being and will walk in His ways. Pray Christian believers among the Dhangar community will become mature in the faith, able to have a bold, kind witness for Jesus to their neighbors.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Dhangar will increasingly hunger to know the creator God in a personal way.

Scripture Focus
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." Romans 1:16

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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-10-16
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,827,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (1,419,000)Karnataka (1,150,000)
Maharashtra (144,000)Madhya Pradesh (48,000)
Uttar Pradesh (41,000)Tamil Nadu (7,500)
Daman and Diu (3,200)Rajasthan (2,400)
Chhattisgarh (2,100)Odisha (2,100)
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People Name in Country: Dhangar Bharwad
People Name General: Dhangar Bharwad
Alternate People Names:
BariaBaria Mota Bharwad
DharwadDhudhiya Bharwad
ROP3 Code: 111931
Joshua Project People ID: 16700
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,827,000
Population all Countries: 2,841,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
People Name General: Dhangar Bharwad
Ethnic Code: CNN25e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Adi (Unknown)Ahirani (Unknown)
Assamese (Unknown)Bengali (Unknown)
Bhili (Unknown)Bhojpuri (Unknown)
Chhattisgarhi (Unknown)English (Unknown)
Garhwali (Unknown)Gondi, Adilabad (Unknown)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 40
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.05 % 
Christianity0.03 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.86 % 
Islam0.03 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.03 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Dhangar Bharwad in India

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