Domar (Hindu traditions) in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Day laborers, street musicians and beggars; this doesn't sound like a very meaningful choice of vocations! But these are the choices for the 1.3 million Hindu and Animist Dom people across India. Dom tradition says they were cursed by their gods to a life of poverty for killing a cow.

Dom women are definitely subordinate to the men in society, most often working in the home or supplementing the husband's income by begging. Women do, however, have a role in the ritual and religious spheres. These roles are reinforced by the manner in which Dom children are raised. Education is encouraged for boys, but not for girls.

Most Doms are committed Hindus, with particular devotion to the gods Baba Ramdeo and Bhainro. The Baba Ramdeo temple in Rajasthan is a major tourist attraction. Along with this devotion, each family worships a deity of its own choice. There are also a significant number of Dom Animists who constantly make small animal sacrifices to deter ill luck. There are no more than a few hundred known Christian believers among the Dom population.


Prayer Points

Pray for a spiritual breakthrough among the Dom people.
Pray that God would break down centuries-old bondages that keep the Dom people entrapped.
Pray that God would use the Dom people to bring others to faith in Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Domar (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-10-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-27
People Name General Domar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Domar (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 2,553,000
Population all Countries 2,600,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 51
Alternate Names Bansmalik; Bhangi; Bhanjra; Chandel; Dhangad; Dom; Domahra; Domar; Domara; Domba; Domban; Dombar; Dombara; Dombari; Dombo; Dombo Dumna; Dombo. Dumna; Dombu; Dome; Domra; Doom; Doomna; Doris; Dum; Dumar; Dum-Mahasha; Dumna; Duria Dom; Kazhai; Kolhati; Koothadi; Mahasa; Mahasha; Mehtar; Mir Sahib; Mirasi; Murdafarash; Omal; Pano; Rana; Rarash; Shri Sudarshan Samaj; Sikhria; Sri Sudarsham Samaj; डोम (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16734
ROP3 Code 111977
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 24
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Odisha
835,000
West Bengal
423,000
Punjab
230,000
Bihar
228,000
Jammu and Kashmir
228,000
Jharkhand
198,000
Uttar Pradesh
129,000
Himachal Pradesh
95,000
Madhya Pradesh
54,000
Uttarakhand
35,000
Haryana
32,000
Tamil Nadu
19,000
Chhattisgarh
11,000
Rajasthan
5,300
Delhi
4,600
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 24  (only 20 largest shown)
  Odisha 835,000
  West Bengal 423,000
  Punjab 230,000
  Bihar 228,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 228,000
  Jharkhand 198,000
  Uttar Pradesh 129,000
  Himachal Pradesh 95,000
  Madhya Pradesh 54,000
  Uttarakhand 35,000
  Haryana 32,000
  Tamil Nadu 19,000
  Chhattisgarh 11,000
  Rajasthan 5,300
  Delhi 4,600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (728,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 56
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
541,000
Bengali
348,000
Punjabi, Eastern
184,000
Dogri
118,000
Bhojpuri
56,000
Domari
42,000
Magahi
29,000
Chhattisgarhi
24,000
Kangri
19,000
Garhwali
19,000
Maithili
17,000
Tamil
17,000
Telugu
13,000
Mandeali
11,000
Desiya
10,000
Primary Language Odia (728,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 56
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 541,000
  Bengali 348,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 184,000
  Dogri 118,000
  Bhojpuri 56,000
  Domari 42,000
  Magahi 29,000
  Chhattisgarhi 24,000
  Kangri 19,000
  Garhwali 19,000
  Maithili 17,000
  Tamil 17,000
  Telugu 13,000
  Mandeali 11,000
  Desiya 10,000
People Groups Speaking Odia
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.09 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.25 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.65 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest  
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