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Dhor in India

Dhor

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
152,000 Marathi Hinduism 0.03 % Unknown   

Dhor in India

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Introduction / History
The 157,000 Dhor people are a community of tanners. Thus their name came from dhor, the word for "cattle." Though they have always been tanners, commonly Dhor people become day laborers when leather and other necessary raw materials are not available. Typically they buy raw leather hides from slaughterhouses that they tan and sell to those who make shoes.

Where are they located?
The Dhor people are most likely to live either in India's Maharashtra or Karnataka states. A little over half of them live in urban areas, so it is possible to reach them in an urban center like Mumbai.

What are their lives like?
They consider themselves to be equal to the much more numerous Chamars, India's most noted leather workers. The more fortunate among these people of low status take advantage of India's "reservation" system, which gives them the opportunity to become white-collar workers, doctors, teachers, or engineers.

Prayer Points
They speak Marathi, the language of Maharastra, and there are many Christian materials in this language.

* Pray for these materials to find their way into Dhor homes.
* Pray for believers in Mumbai to reach out to the Dhor people, and persevere until there is a strong Dhor church.

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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:152,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (118,000)Karnataka (30,000)
Telangana (2,200)Gujarat (600)
Tamil Nadu (400)Goa (200)
Delhi (100)Rajasthan (80)
Andhra Pradesh (70)Kerala (40)
Total States on file:12
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Dhor
People Name General: Dhor
Alternate People Names:
Dhor KakkayaDhor Kakkayya
Dhori KakkayaDohor
KakkayyaKankayya
ढोर
ROP3 Code: 111948
Joshua Project People ID: 16712
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 152,000
Population all Countries: 152,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Dhor
Ethnic Code: CNN25j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Marathi (109,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mar    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (25,000)Konkani (9,700)
Hindi (2,800)Gujarati (1,700)
Telugu (1,100)Konkani, Goan (200)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.34 % 
Christianity0.03 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.32 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.30 % 
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1807-1957
New Testament:
1811-1982Audio
Complete Bible: 1821-2002
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 RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Dhor in India

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