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Dhobi Sribastab in India

Dhobi Sribastab

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
209,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Dhobi Sribastab in India

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Introduction / History
Traditionally the Dhobi people washed laundry. One of their subgroups are the Sribastab. This subgroup lives in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
When a Dhobi girl marries, her dowry usually contains just a few items, but almost always an iron. After the men wash the customers' clothes, the women iron them and keep the money they earn to pay for household expenses. Mothers teach the girls to iron at an early age, and boys help their fathers by washing the smaller articles of clothing and by delivering packages of clean clothes to their owners. Today many of them own businesses or work in government jobs, especially since their livelihood is not what it used to be.

What are their beliefs?
Most of the Dhobis follow popular Hinduism and worship local gods as well as the washing stones. The vast majority remain Hindu, but they have contact with other communities. Hindus have a pragmatic view of the spirit world. Therefore, the Dhobi people often worship whatever spiritual force they believe will help them with health and economic issues.

What are their needs?
Since many of their customers are starting to use washing machines, many Sribastab Dhobi are facing unemployment. They need job security and job training.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Dhobi people will hear the gospel and discover that only Jesus Christ can wash away their sins.

Pray for workers to go to the Sribastab Dhobi people in India.

Pray that the Holy Spirit will give the Sribastab Dhobi people such spiritual hunger that they will not be satisfied until they taste and see that the Lord is good.

Pray for a disciple making movement among the Sribastab Dhobi people in both India and Nepal.

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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:209,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (171,000)Chhattisgarh (8,900)
Madhya Pradesh (8,200)Bihar (8,000)
Jharkhand (6,500)Delhi (4,200)
Uttarakhand (1,300)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Dhobi Sribastab
People Name General: Dhobi Sribastab
Alternate People Names:
Shrivas
ROP3 Code: 118503
Joshua Project People ID: 21715
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 209,000
Population all Countries: 209,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Dhobi Sribastab
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (130,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Awadhi (19,000)Bundeli (7,500)
Kanauji (6,100)Bhojpuri (5,100)
Chhattisgarhi (4,700)Bagheli (700)
Maithili (500)Kumaoni (400)
Magahi (200)Bengali (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 13
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.97 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
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: 1835-2019
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible for Children
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GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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