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Dalu in India

Dalu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
18,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Dalu in India

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Introduction / History
The Dalu are an indigenous people in India and Bangladesh that traces their ancestry to Bobhrubahan. Their people were ousted from Tripura, and they settled for a time in Assam before spreading out into other nearby locations including what is now Odisha and West Bengal.

Where are they located?
Most of the Dalu people live in the Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal, though some live in Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
These are landless farmers. About 90 percent of these peaceful people do not own the land they farm. They also suffer from illiteracy.

The Dalu people rice and various meats. They also drink a homemade fermented rice drink, even though alcohol is forbidden in Islam. There are a couple of Dalu clans, and people cannot marry outside of their clan without paying a heavy penalty.

What are their beliefs?
The Dalu people are Muslims who probably converted from Hinduism hundreds of years ago. Even now, their form of Sunni Islam is compromised by their ancestor's Hindu beliefs and practices. Some sources consider the Dalu people to be Hindu.

What are their needs?
The Dalu people need to see living Christianity in action. They need to know that a relationship with Jesus Christ helps families and communities to flourish, including theirs if they would only allow for it!

Prayer Points
* Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Dalu society as all believers learn to love others.
* Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
* Pray for workers to go to the Dalu people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

References
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:18,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (17,000)Meghalaya (600)
Tripura (200)Odisha (50)
Total States on file:4
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Dalu
People Name General: Dalu
Alternate People Names:
DalereDalua
Dolapatiडालु
ROP3 Code: 111877
Joshua Project People ID: 16663
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 18,000
Population all Countries: 20,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Dalu
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (18,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hajong (200)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
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 - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
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 / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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