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Dhanwar in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
76,000 Chhattisgarhi Hinduism 0.21 % Unknown   

Dhanwar in India

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Introduction / History
Traditionally the Dhanwar people have been archers who make their living by hunting wild game in the forests of central Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The Indian government regulates such activities, so the Dhanwar people are more likely to engage in making baskets or agriculture. Most are landless, and the less fortunate among them are day laborers.

What are their lives like?
Being a poor people, they seldom have the luxury of sending their children to school. That keeps their literacy rate low and their economic opportunities limited.

The Dhanwar people often use their clan names as their family names. They are marrying later, but unfortunately, their divorce rate is increasing. They live in nuclear families where property is inherited equally among all siblings, whether male or female.

What are their beliefs?
Few of them have access to mass media, so evangelistic efforts have their limitations for these 172,000 people.

Prayer Points
Pray for the JESUS Film to become available to the Dhanwar people in a language that they can understand.
Pray for believers to go to them in efforts to develop their economic life and to introduce them to the Christ.

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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:76,000
Largest States:
Chhattisgarh (61,000)Maharashtra (5,100)
West Bengal (3,600)Madhya Pradesh (2,600)
Odisha (2,000)Jharkhand (700)
Tripura (80)Chandigarh (50)
Punjab (20)Assam (10)
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People Name in Country: Dhanwar
People Name General: Dhanwar
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111943
Joshua Project People ID: 16708
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 76,000
Population all Countries: 76,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Dhanwar
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Chhattisgarhi (28,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hne    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (27,000)Marathi (3,700)
Bengali (2,500)Odia (1,700)
Danuwar (300)Kannada (100)
Gujarati (100)Kurux (90)
Gondi, Northern (70)Bhili (30)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 22
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.07 % 
Christianity0.21 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.19 % 
Islam0.12 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.38 % 
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: 1904-1952
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Chhattisgarhi
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Chhattisgarhi
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Dhanwar in India

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People Cluster
    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Dhanwar India    
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            Dhanwar in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Chhattisgarhi  
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