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Darjee in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
56,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.89 % Unknown   

Darjee in India

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Introduction / History
A migrant community, the Darjee are sometimes known as Damai. They speak Nepali. Most Darjee people live in Nepal, but many have migrated to India's northeastern states or Bhutan.

What are their lives like?
The traditional occupation of the Darjee is tailoring. 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 Darjee are traditional musicians.

What are their beliefs?
They regard the Kuldevta as their household deity and also worship Vandevta. The Nepali Brahmin do not accept water from the Darjee, but the Sarki, Kami, etc. accept water from them.

What are their needs?
The Darjee people need better schools so they can improve their literacy rate and get better jobs.

They need workers to carry the gospel of Christ to these people, especially in oral form. Several exposures to the gospel message are usually required before people accept Christ on his terms.

Prayer Points
Pray for the few followers of Christ among this low caste community, that they will follow Christ with zeal and holiness.

Pray these Christian believers will be rooted and established in love so his name will be glorified.

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

Pray that God will overthrow spiritual forces of darkness opposing the spread of his gospel.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:56,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (22,000)Assam (14,000)
Sikkim (8,900)Uttarakhand (8,100)
Bihar (1,100)Tripura (500)
Himachal Pradesh (300)Uttar Pradesh (200)
Manipur (100)Arunachal Pradesh (100)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Darjee
People Name General: Darjee
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111878
Joshua Project People ID: 16664
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 56,000
Population all Countries: 598,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Darjee
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nepali (37,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (6,200)Kumaoni (4,200)
Assamese (1,100)Bengali (800)
Darmiya (600)Maithili (100)
Chaudangsi (70)Newar (30)
Total Languages: 9
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.36 % 
Christianity2.89 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism95.75 % 
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1850-1961
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1914-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoNew Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Nepali
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Nepali
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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Darjee in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Dalit - other     Asia, South    
      Darjee India    
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