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Deha in India

Deha

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
34,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Deha in India

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Introduction / History
The Deha people have their own dialect of Haryanvi, the language of their native state of Haryana. Not surprisingly, the dialect is called Deha. Most of them speak this language with members of their own community, but they speak Hindi with outsiders.

What are their lives like?
Traditionally the Deha people weaved winnowing fans used to sift wheat from chaff, but today most of them sell cloth.

They marry as adults. If one spouse dies, their widow or widower can marry the deceased's sibling. For some reason divorce has become more common among the Deha people since India's independence in 1947.

What are their beliefs?
The 21,000 Deha people are Hindus who worship Kali, the goddess of destruction along with regional deities. Instead of relying on the priestly Brahmins, they have their own sacred specialists to perform ceremonies.

What are their needs?
The Deha people have a low literacy rate even for a scheduled caste.

Prayer Points
Pray for followers of Christ to help the Deha people with literacy and economic development. Pray that they will soon give praise and worship to the King. Pray for a spiritual openness to the ways of Christ.

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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:34,000
Largest States:
Haryana (23,000)Punjab (11,000)
Chandigarh (100)Himachal Pradesh (100)
Mizoram (90)
Total States on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Deha
People Name General: Deha
Alternate People Names:
BalmikiBangale
BangaliChhajwale
ChuhraDahe
DaiyaDea
DhayaDhea
DheyaSajghare
दहा
ROP3 Code: 111908
Joshua Project People ID: 16685
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 34,000
Population all Countries: 34,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Deha
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (19,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Eastern (12,000)Haryanvi (2,200)
Bagri (300)Pahari, Mahasu (20)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.03 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.97 % 
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:
1811-1998Audio
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 (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
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 / VideoThe Hope Video
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: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
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 MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Deha in India

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