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Dholi (Hindu traditions) in India

Dholi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
227,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Dholi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The name of the Dholi people comes from the word "dhol", meaning a type of drum. This is not surprising since the Dholi have been drummers and musicians in India for centuries. They play drums during weddings and other festive occasions. The Dholi claim to have come from the powerful Rajput communities, but this is doubtful since they are currently a "scheduled caste." Scheduled castes receive special consideration for public jobs and university admissions. Like many Hindu communities, the Dholi perceive themselves as being higher on the Hindu social ranking order than others perceive them.

The primary language of the Dholi is Hindi. They also speak many other regional languages.

Where are they located?
Most of the 221,000 Dholi people live in rural parts of India's scenic Rajasthan state. Smaller groups also live in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Assam.

What are their lives like?
Most Dholi are now farmers, not professional musicians. Their children usually begin working in the fields by the time they are 15, so education is limited. However, they still send their sons, and sometimes their daughters, to school when they are young.

These Hindus listen to the radio and watch TV in Hindi. 38% of the Dholi are illiterate. Fortunately, many Christian resources are available in Hindi.

The Dholi are not vegetarian but as Hindus they do not eat beef. Their main foods are wheat, maize and vegetables.

The Dholi marry within their group but not in their clan. Marriage to one person is the general rule but polygamy is allowed. Newly married couples live with or near the groom's parents. The right of divorce belongs only to men. Caste councils promote their interests and settle legal disputes.

What are their beliefs?
The Dholi are almost 100% Hindu, the ancient religion of India. They worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus believe that by performing rituals and good works they will attain freedom from the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers and incense to their gods. There are many forms of Hinduism, each with its own deities and beliefs.

The main yearly holidays of the Dholi are Holi, the festival of colors, Diwali, the festival of lights, Navratri, the celebration of autumn and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.


Only a tiny number of Dholi are believers in Christ.

What are their needs?
The Dholi Hindu need to hear the message of Jesus Christ in a way they can understand. They must see that Jesus is not just another avatar of a Hindu god like Rama or Krishna, but He is the unique Son of the one true God of the Bible. The Dholi need to see Christianity lived out before them in practical ways.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Lord to send workers to the Dholi people to tell them of Jesus.
* Pray that Christian materials in Hindi and Marwari will become abundantly available to the Dholi.
* Pray for the Lord to send them literacy teachers.
* Pray for spiritual hunger for the Dholi so that they will desire the Word of God.

References
http://vikaspedia.in/social-welfare/scheduled-tribes-welfare/ministry-of-tribal-welfare
https://indikosh.com/vill/84894/dholi
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16711/IN

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:227,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (131,000)Madhya Pradesh (64,000)
Gujarat (20,000)Assam (10,000)
Uttarakhand (1,100)Jammu and Kashmir (100)
Arunachal Pradesh (80)Meghalaya (80)
Mizoram (50)
Total States on file:10
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Dholi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Dholi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BajaniaDholi
DholwalaDhopi
DhupiDugla
LangahMirasi
NagarchiShilpakar
Shilpkarढोली (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111947
Joshua Project People ID: 16711
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 227,000
Population all Countries: 227,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Dholi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
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Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (108,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (24,000)Mewari (21,000)
Gujarati (20,000)Merwari (11,000)
Malvi (11,000)Dhundari (8,200)
Assamese (6,100)Bengali (4,300)
Haroti: Harauti (4,300)Shekhawati (3,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 19
   
 
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread 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
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 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 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCoconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
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 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (Indigitube.tv)
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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