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Holaya Dasar in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,000 Kannada Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Holaya Dasar in India

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Introduction / History
The Holaya Dasari people were once alms-seekers, so it is clear that they have low status in the Hindu world. Their name means "dry crop field" (hola) and "servant" (dasari). Today most of the Holaya Dasari people are agricultural day laborers.

Where are they located?
Most of the Holaya Dasari people are located in India's southern state of Karnataka, and they speak the language of that state, Kannada.

What are their lives like?
The Holaya Dasari people occasionally eat meat instead of grains and legumes, but even when they do, they will not eat beef. Eating beef would be unacceptable to a Hindu people.

Their marriages are arranged and negotiated by the families of the bride and groom. Adult marriage is the norm, and they do not allow someone to have more than one wife. The husband's family pays the bride's family a nominal fee as a bride price at the time of the wedding, which takes place at the groom's family home. The couple stays with or near the husband's family. Today more Holaya Dasari couples are choosing to live apart from their parents than they did in the past. Brahmin priests conduct their wedding ceremonies.

What are their beliefs?
The Holaya Dasari are Hindus who worship deities like Venkataramana, Vishnu, Hanumantha, and Ababai. Brahmin priests are their sacred specialists.

What are their needs?
This is a community that has not had opportunity to get the education they need to compete in India's rapidly developing economy. Their girls are deprived of an education for cultural reasons. Since most of them speak one of India's major languages, especially Kannada, they have all kinds of gospel materials available to them.

Prayer Points
* Pray for believers to provide the Holaya Dasari people with opportunities to get the education they need to thrive.
* Ask the Lord to soften Holaya Dasari hearts, and give them a desire for the righteousness and truth that can only come from Jesus Christ.
* Pray for gospel materials to become readily available in all Holaya Dasari communities.

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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:8,000
Largest States:
Karnataka (4,100)Telangana (2,100)
Gujarat (1,000)Tamil Nadu (400)
Andhra Pradesh (300)Goa (70)
Rajasthan (50)
Total States on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Holaya Dasar
People Name General: Holaya Dasar
Alternate People Names:
Chenna DasarGancha
Garanchaहोलाया दासर
ROP3 Code: 112218
Joshua Project People ID: 16920
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 8,000
Population all Countries: 8,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Kannada
People Name General: Holaya Dasar
Ethnic Code: CNN23a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kannada (6,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gujarati (800)Telugu (300)
Marathi (200)Hindi (100)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.22 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.78 % 
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 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: 1812-1988
New Testament:
1823-1995Audio
Complete Bible: 1831-2000
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 RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Holaya Dasar in India

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