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Dhakad in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
747,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Dhakad in India

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Traditionally, the Dhakad are farmers. A sacred thread (janeu) is the symbol of a married man. After a father's death, the family deity is given to the eldest son as he is the successor. They worship family, clan, and village deities like Gaondei and Banjari Mata. The Dhakad accept food and water from the Brahmin and Rawat only. They do not allow intercommunity marriages. The Brahmin conduct their rituals, the Dhobi wash their clothes on the occasions of birth and death, and the Nai shave off their hair. Family property is inherited equally by all the male children. Their chief god is Balram, from whom they trace their descent.

Ministry Obstacles
Workers can expect opposition as Jesus is presented to a people who have worshipped spiritual beings that have held them in bondage for generations.

Outreach Ideas
Pray that evangelists and church planters in other Indian people groups will be led to the Dhakad community. Pray they won't be overlooked as the Gospel advances in India.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Even though there no known followers of Jesus today among the Dhakad, pray that God will be arranging encounters between many in this group and believers who will be obedient to the Spirit in sharing Christ with them.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray all the Dhakad people will be set free from the worship of created things.

Scripture Focus
"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

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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:747,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (487,000)Madhya Pradesh (259,000)
Uttar Pradesh (500)Maharashtra (400)
Total States on file:4
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Dhakad
People Name General: Dhakad
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111926
Joshua Project People ID: 16697
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 747,000
Population all Countries: 747,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Dhakad
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (528,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Haroti: Harauti (65,000)Mewari (56,000)
Malvi (32,000)Dhundari (28,000)
Marwari (26,000)Shekhawati (4,600)
Merwari (3,200)Bundeli (300)
Braj Bhasha (100)
Total Languages: 10
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (
Film / VideoCoconuts (
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Dhakad in India

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      Dhakad India    
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