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Dusadh Bahelia in India

Dusadh Bahelia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
755,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.02 % Unknown   

Dusadh Bahelia in India

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Summary
The Dusadh (or Dosadh), live on the west coast of India. They were palanquin long ago. The community is largely employed as village watchmen and messengers. They say that Robert Clive's army was comprised mostly of Dusadh. The Dusadh were known for their criminal behavior, looting and robbing travelers. The Dusadh accept food from higher castes but this is not reciprocated. The Brahmin and the Rajput do not accept them in their Holi festivities. Sometimes they earn their livelihood by searching for insects in the cattle of the peasants.

Ministry Obstacles
The fact that this caste has been oppressed and looked down on may contribute to an attitude of suspicion toward outsiders. Trust will have to be gained.

Outreach Ideas
The Dusadh struggle with sufficient education and direction at a young age. Literacy is low among them. Perhaps neighboring Christians could serve them in helping improve education while teaching them also about the Good news.

Pray for the followers of Christ
* A small number of Dusadh are believers. Pray they will not keep the good news to themselves.
* Pray workers will be sent to encourage the brothers and sisters to find their part in the Great Commission.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray they will obtain the education that could help them have better opportunities and make better decisions.
* Pray they will see how fiercely Jesus loves them and how he does not consider them to have low status but rather high value as their Creator.

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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:755,000
Largest States:
Bihar (651,000)Jharkhand (50,000)
Uttar Pradesh (30,000)West Bengal (16,000)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (60)
Total States on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Dusadh Bahelia
People Name General: Dusadh Bahelia
Alternate People Names:
DhadaDhara
DharhiDhari
Dhibarदुसाध बहेलिया
ROP3 Code: 118293
Joshua Project People ID: 21477
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 755,000
Population all Countries: 760,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Dusadh Bahelia
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (376,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (124,000)Maithili (57,000)
Magahi (25,000)Bengali (17,000)
Naga Pidgin (7,100)Angika (3,500)
Sadri, Oraon (1,000)Sadri (100)
Degaru (100)Odia (70)
Total Languages: 11
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity0.02 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.97 % 
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
 
 
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 (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: 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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