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Bhil Dhangri in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
58,000 Dungra Bhil Hinduism 1.10 % Unknown No   

Bhil Dhangri in India

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Introduction / History
The Dangri live in Maharashtra. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians. Their name is related to watermelons as their traditional occupation is the cultivation of watermelons.

The Dangri allow cousin marriages. Marriage is by discussion. Divorce is dealt with by family members. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property.

The Dangri work mostly as farmers now. Vegetables are grown and sold by them. Hinduism is their religion. They have an Association to look after them. Their literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Association leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:58,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (57,000)Maharashtra (400)
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People Name in Country: Bhil Dhangri
People Name General: Bhil Dhangri
Alternate People Names:
Dungri Garasiaभील ढनगरी
ROP3 Code: 117862
Joshua Project People ID: 21011
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 58,000
Population all Countries: 58,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Bhil
People Name General: Bhil Dhangri
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dungra Bhil (30,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): duh    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gujarati (19,000)Marathi (200)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity1.10 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.46 % 
Islam0.28 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.02 % 
Unknown0.13 % 
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: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
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Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dungra Bhil
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Bhil Dhangri in India

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